Jack Tumblin

Ware Shoals – Our loved one,  Jack Devoe Tumblin, 87, passed away on July 25, 2022. He was a child of L. J. and Sara Ridgeway Tumblin. He honored his parents by continuing to live on family property with his wife of 58 years, Gloria Smith Tumblin. Jack’s great love for Gloria was evidenced by his willingness to take her to Dollar General, Family Dollar and Piggly Wiggly of Ware Shoals on a daily basis.

Jack was a long time member of Turkey Creek Baptist Church. Even before graduating from Ware Shoals High School, he started his first job at Belk-Simpson of Ware Shoals. Still remaining loyal to his hometown, Jack became employed at Riegel Textile as an accountant after graduating from Erskine College in Due West. Although Gloria lived near Due West, she and Jack did not meet and begin dating until she became employed as a secretary at Riegel Textile. Don’t you love it when a plan comes together? Unfortunately Jack and Gloria’s careers went in separate directions. Jack was hired by Abney Mills of Greenwood. Gloria left Riegel before the town was devastated by the Riegel’s 1982 layoffs and eventual closing. Jack later retired from Kelly Cotton of Anderson.

He loved spending time with his cat, Miss Kitty. He enjoyed being outside in the sunshine and keeping his grass cut. Jack and Gloria enjoyed their long rides in his red Ford Ranger. He was an excellent Sudoku solver.

Jack was the oldest of three children and is survived by his wife, Gloria. He is also survived by a brother, Jerry Tumblin, and his children, Tracy Springs (Jason) and Matthew Tumblin (Beth), a nephew, Tony Moody (Denise) and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce T. and Rawlins Moody and a sister-in-law, Rosanne Cox Tumblin

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Friday, July 29, 2022 at Parker-White Funeral Home Chapel, Ware Shoals with Rev. Mark Lowe officiating. Private burial will be held at a later time.

The family is at their respective homes and will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 on Friday at Parker-White Funeral Home prior to the service. The family would like to express a special thanks to a niece, Suzanne Nickles and her husband, William for their kind and loving care. The family request flowers be omitted and donations should be made to your local food bank. Online condolences may be made at www.ParkerWhitePruitt.com

Service Details

  • Date: Friday, July 29, 2022
  • Time: 2:30 PM
  • Place: Parker-White Funeral Home Chapel, Ware Shoals
  • Cemetery: private
  • Visitation: 1:30 to 2:30 Friday at Parker-White Funeral Home prior to the service
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