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Dr. Vic Bumphus (5-24-19) service 5-30-19

Dr. Victor “Vic” Wayne Bumphus, 56, passed away, Friday, May 24, in Chattanooga.
He was born Aug. 30, 1962, in Savannah, the son of the late Virginia Peterson Bumphus and William Hal Bumphus Sr.
He joined Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in Clifton at an early age and received his high school diploma at Frank Hughes School in Clifton. He received a bachelor’s degree from MTSU. After earning his Bachelors degree, he served in the United States Army for a number of years before being honorably discharged and then went on to receive his Masters degree in criminology and urban studies from the University of Nebraska. He continued his education at Michigan State University where he earned his PhD in social science-criminal justice and criminology. He was the coordinator of the Africana Minor Program and Southeastern Command and Leadership Academy from 2002-2015. He served as a faculty member of the University of Tennessee–Chattanooga with the department of Criminal Justice and Legal Assistant Studies. He was an influential professor, an inspiration to countless people, a published author and an advocate to anyone in need.
Sometime on Friday evening, he was received into his permanent home with God. Vic loved being around his family, his friends and enjoyed traveling the world.
Besides his parents, two brothers preceded him in death, William Hal Bumphus Jr. and Duren Bumphus; paternal uncles and aunt, Henry, Raymond, Tom Claude and Peggy Bumphus and one maternal aunt, Loretta Brown.
Left to cherish his memories include, four brothers, Peter Bumphus of Nashville, Keith (Melissa) Bumphus and Alexander Bumphus of Savannah,  and Dwight (Patty) Bumphus of Clifton; five sisters, Thelma Bumphus, Cynthia Bumphus, Maria Bailey and Natasha (Peter) Ross all of Clifton and Lois (Monroe) Cherry of Savannah; 15 nieces and nephews, Anthony, Felicia, Tamarsha, Ryan, Ashley, Trey and Latrell Bumphus, Peter, Darrell and Clarissa Churchwell, Shamekka Polk,   Nicholas Porter, Kanisha Bailey, Malik Ross and Jalyn Cherry; a host of great-nieces and nephews; one aunt, Barbara Culp of Clifton; a devoted friend and colleague, Gale Iles as well as Helen Eigenbery, who preceded him in death. He also leaves behind a host of friends, colleagues and extended family members that will treasure their memories of him.
Services were Thursday, May 30, at 11 a.m., at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Clifton, with Charles Linam and Derron Williams officiating. At his request, his remains are being cremated with Shackelford Funeral Directors, Wayne County assisting the family.