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LC Bumgarner

January 14, 1935 — May 24, 2023

Sylva

LC Bumgarner

L.C. Bumgarner, 88, of Sylva, NC, passed away Wednesday May 24, 2023
He was the husband of the late Opal Bumgarner and will be dearly missed by his children, Edward and Linda Bumgarner. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends will mourn his passing. 
L.C. was preceded in death by his late parents; Charlie and Lennis Bumgarner, his sisters Helen Johnson and Dorothy Davis, twin brothers Earnest and Clyde Bumgarner, plus a baby brother Wilford (Some claimed L.C. stood for "Little Charlie", but those 2 letters were his actual name, his nickname was "Zeke"
L.C. was a member of the Love's Chapel United Methodist Church and helped build the current structure in the early 1960's, after he retired he attended the Love's Chapel Baptist Church. 
He was a farmer, who learned many skills and worked various jobs. As a young man L.C. worked as part of a water drilling crew. Then, he performed numerous duties on and off the loading dock at the local Buster Brown Clothing Plant in Sylva. Before retiring, L.C. worked at the Steam Plant on the Western Carolina University Campus.  Then he spent time with Opal, volunteering at the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store in Sylva. They also loved to sing hymns and joined other volunteers singing at local Nursing / Rest Homes. 
L.C. really enjoyed being in the National Guard, where he attained the rank of Sergeant First Class. As a member of the American Legion, he was proud to be able to honor veterans at heir graveside services.
A one hour visitation for L.C. will be held 1:00 pm Saturday May 27, 2023 at Appalachian Funeral Services. Then the funeral procession will leave for Love's Chapel United Methodist Church, located on 107 South of Sylva. The graveside funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm in the Church parking lot with the Rev Mike Farmer officiating, followed by interment in the Love's Chapel Cemetery on the hill above with Military Graveside Rites conducted by
American Legion Post 104.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in L.C. Bumgarner's name to the local chapter of the American Legion

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Visitation

Saturday, May 27, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Appalachian Funeral Services

165 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

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Graveside Service

Saturday, May 27, 2023

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

Love's Chapel Cemetery

Lovedale Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

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