John E Dumas
February 15, 1924 – March 6, 2014
A wonderful man was welcomed home in Glory on Thursday, March 6th, in the early evening. John E. Dumas was born in Izoro, TX on February 15, 1924 to John and Zelma (Fowler) Dumas. He married Virginia (Mobley) Dumas, his wife of 67 years on April 9, 1946 in Brownwood, TX. He is survived by his wife, children, Duwayne Dumas (Tisha), Cathy Stapp (Paul), grandchildren, Chris Dumas (Jenny), Jason Dumas (Cari), Ashley Barecky (Aaron), Ross Stapp, and six great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his great granddaughter Alaina Barecky, parents, sisters, LaVern Byars and Cleda Lewis, and brothers Ed Dumas and Dalton Dumas. He served with the 82nd Airborne in North Africa during WWII. He was a hard working business man for many years. He ran the Dumas Gulf Station, Dumas Texaco, and finally Dumas Used Cars and Drop It and Lock It Storage Units for 37 years. He served as a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Port Lavaca. He also worked with Boy Scout Troop 243. He was very active in civic affairs in his earlier years. He was a charter member and president of the Kiwanis Club of Port Lavaca, Commander of VFW Post 4403, and worked with the Salvation Army. His wife and family meant the world to him, and it was evident in his everyday life. He was a selfless man and gave his all in everything he did. As Tom Brokaw would say, “His generation was one of the greatest.” He leaves behind a wonderful legacy that will live on through his family always. Visitation will be held Monday, March 10, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home in Port Lavaca. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Swain officiating. Interment with military honors under the auspices of the Calhoun County Veterans Joint Honor Guard will follow in Greenlawn Gardens. Pallbearers are Chris Dumas, Jason Dumas, Aaron Barecky, Tyler Dumas, Dylan Dumas and Chuck Jennings. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.
- Visitation Monday, March 10, 2014
- Funeral Service Tuesday, March 11, 2014
John E Dumas
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June 27, 2014
Dear Sweet Aunt Virginia and Family; Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family for your loss of Uncle Johnny, He was a wonderful Uncle to me.. I always looked up to him as a teacher. You Aunt Virginia were always as kind also, and you and Uncle Johnny will always be in my memories. Willard,& Tina,Jennings and family
March 15, 2014
Dear Dumas Family: Praying for peace and comfort, faith to strengthen you and loving memories to carry with you. John was most definitely a member of the greatest generation. I lost my Dad this past year at age 92, and know that even though we were lucky enough to have our loved ones in our lives for a long period of time, the loss is so difficult. God Bless your family.
March 10, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dumas family during this time of need . God bless from Keith and Jenny McGrew