James E. Rumsey Sr.

March 18, 1945 - April 2, 2016
James E. Rumsey Sr.

James E Rumsey Sr, 71, of New Port Richey, passed away on April 2, 2016. James was born on March 18, 1945 in Port Jervis, New York to the late, Henry and Jeanette Rumsey. James worked as a correctional officer for the state of New York and proudly served in the United States Army. James is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jean; son, James (Jeanette) Rumsey Jr.; daughter, Brenda (Marty) Lester; brothers, Henry, Jerry, Doug, and George; sister, Eleanor Goble; grandchildren, Justin, Austin, Christopher, Bobby and Billy; great-grandchildren, Lexis, Bentley, Kayla and Dyllon. A visitation will be held at the Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, located at 5228 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, Florida 34652, on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 2-4 pm; a service will follow at 4 pm. A military honors graveside service will take place on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1:30 pm at the Florida National Cemetery, located at 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513.


Service

Thursday, April 7, 2016
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652
727-845-1957

Burial

Friday, April 8, 2016
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Florida National Cemetery - Directions
6502 SW 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513
(352) 793-7740

Visitation

Thursday, April 7, 2016
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652
727-845-1957

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  • April 05, 2016
    Ken Marshall lit a candle:
    Lit since April 5, 2016 at 4:51:23 PM

  • April 05, 2016
    Jamie says:
    One of my memories is when grandpa Henry and dad and I all went fishing in a row boat in the Delaware river. We went night fishing and they caught a eel. I almost jumped out of the boat. Love you dad. Miss you already.

  • April 05, 2016
    Jeannie Rumsey says:
    We will miss you and take care of Mom like we promised

  • April 05, 2016
    Brenda Lester says:
    I have so many fun, loving and great memories. I cant even begin to express how much i loved you and will always love you Dad. Rest now Dad!! I will miss you the rest of my days. Memories will always be in my heart. You are in my ❤!!!

  • April 05, 2016
    gordon&isabella greiner says:
    so sorry for your lost if you need anything we are there for you love Isabella and Gordon

  • April 05, 2016
    Perry and Sandra Whitaker - Johnson City TN says:
    There are no words to say how much we missed Jim and Jean when you moved to Florida. Now there are no words to say how much we already miss those nightly phone calls. Please know Jim was Perry's best and treasured friend. We loved him so much and have so many memories. He was there for us when I collapsed on the back porch, when Perry needed a pull out of the ditch, and even when Perry was working on the roof of his utility building and the wind blew the ladder down leaving him stranded. Each and every time Jim came to the rescue. We are so happy we got to come to Florida in mid March and spend even a little time with he and Ms. Jean. Give her a hug for us and tonight tell her goodnight from Perry and I. That was a routine...each night she told Perry goodnight and he said the same to her before Jim hung up the phone. We will forever love and miss you both.

  • April 05, 2016
    Austin Goldie says:
    Love your grandpa you were there for me and I loved that. We had a lot of fun times together and those were the best. I will see you soon!!!

  • April 05, 2016
    Austin Goldie says:
    I love you grandpa and you were there for me. We had a lot of fun times and those were the best time. Love you and will see you soon

  • April 06, 2016
    Beverly Mitchell says:
    I am remember many good times we had when young and as cousins. I also remember when we had campsites at the same place, Those memories are forever. Although we loss touch as the years went on the memories are still with me. God Bless Jim. To all the family I say sorry for your loss. May your memories be many and be at peace that Jim is in his place of heaven and watching over each of you..

  • April 06, 2016
    Elton and Yvette says:
    Did not really know you, but do know many of your family members. May you rest in peace and tranquility now. God Bless you forever.

  • April 06, 2016
    Doug & Nancy lit a candle:
    Lit since April 6, 2016 at 4:05:36 PM

  • April 06, 2016
    Renée Mitchell-Compton says:
    I remember many visits to Port Jervis when I was young with my parents to visit. Aunt Jeanett's and Uncle Henry's was the place where family met or weekends camping on the Deleware. Cherished times and memories. My thoughts are with all those who knew and loved Cousin Jimmy. Until we all meet again; heaven has another angel watching over you. GOD BLESS

  • April 06, 2016
    Jeannie Rumsey lit a candle:
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  • April 07, 2016
    Your Cousin, Kathy Jackson & David Strutt lit a candle:
    Lit since April 7, 2016 at 4:07:14 AM

  • April 08, 2016
    Justin Rumsey says:
    I love u and miss u so much grandpa I can't explain how much u mean to me and how much I will miss. Thank u for always being there for me and for everything that u did for me I couldn't of asked for a better grandfather. I'm so glad that u were able to see bentley and lexus. I wish that I could hear ur voice jus one more time or jus have one more hug cause there was nothing like a bear hug from u, but I know that u are in good hands now and that one day I will be able have those things again so this is not a goodbye but that I will see u later. I love u grandpa.

  • April 08, 2016
    Keith, Karin & Yasmin says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately we are not able to be the there with you during this difficult time. However we are with you all in thoughts and prayers R.I.P Uncle Jimmy