Clyde Lumpkin (10-24-15) service 10-27-15


Clyde Eugene Lumpkin, 82, of Savannah, died on Saturday, Oct. 24, in Jackson, Tennessee.
He was born in Swainsboro, Georgia, the son of the late J.B. and Essie Lumpkin. He was united in marriage to Joy Wilson, who survives.
Mr. Lumpkin was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Savannah. He was also a veteran of the United States Army where he reached the rank of Corporal, serving as a paratrooper from 1949-1953. Clyde had worked for PCA in Counce as a liner board manufacturer, beginning his career with St. Regis in Jacksonville, Florida before transferring to the mill at Counce in 1960, where he worked until his retirement in February 1993.
In addition to his wife Joy, he is survived by one daughter, Nancy Lumpkin of Savannah; three sons, Gene Lumpkin and Jeff Lumpkin, both of Savannah and Greg Lumpkin of Blackstone, Virginia; one stepdaughter, Cyretha Smith of Camden, Tennessee; and one stepson, Wilson Patterson of Holiday, Tennessee; 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Margie Sidell; and three brothers Lloyd, Alfred and Ollie Lumpkin.
Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Clark Culver officiating.