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Reed-Culver Funeral Home

117 West Delaware Street, Tahlequah, OK

OBITUARY

Ed Jumper

February 1, 1954October 20, 2019
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Funeral services for Marion “Ed” Jumper will be held on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Reed-Culver Chapel with Brother Rusty Harlin officiating. His visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 beginning at 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM. He will be laid to rest at Barber Cemetery in the Jumper Family Section. Online condolences for his family may be left at www.reedculver.com. Pallbearers for Ed include Russell Beaver, Eli Page, Aaron Page, Shannon Beaver, Tim Hess, and Amos Wilder. His honorary pallbearers include Brian Wilder, Daniel Owl, Levi Jones, Franklin Rocky Jumper, Bill Ridge and Jim Buckhorn. Marion Ed Jumper, or Ed to his many friends and family, was born on Monday, February 1st, 1954, in Tahlequah, OK, the son of Willie and Minnie (Handle) Jumper. He was raised in a family of 8 brothers and five sisters, Rocky, Rosie, Mary Jo, Alice, Carol and Sandra. He attended Tenkiller Elementary School , and graduated from Sequoyah High School in 1972. Ed then attended Northeastern State University, and graduated in 1976. ED was a gifted Cherokee language Translator and Consultant. He was always happy to teach the Cherokee Language to classes, and to keep the language alive. He was proud of his Cherokee heritage, and all the traditions that came with being Cherokee. He was even more proud of his family, every niece and nephew was like a child to Ed. He constantly prayed for their safety and well being. There was nothing better than the chance to gather and share a picnic, some watermelon, and relax the day away. Ed was a Christian by faith, and attended a wide variety of churches sharing his talent with Gospel Songs in Cherokee. He was a prayer warrior, and never failed to pray for those who asked for prayer, and those that didn’t. His heart was open to many, and he knew no strangers. The Lord called this selfless servant home from his labors on Sunday, October 20th, 2019 in Tulsa, OK. He was 65 years old. He is preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, Charley and Sall (Oolonastke) Jumper, brothers, Russel Jumper, Franklin Lee Jumper, Watt Jumper, Buster Jumper, Willie Jumper and Jerry Jumper and sister Lillie Hess and niece Alicia Jumper as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is fondly remembered by his brother, Franklin “Rocky” Jumper and wife Melissa of little Kansas, OK, and five sisters, Rosie Rossignol of Tahlequah, Mary Jo Jumper of Oaks, Alice Wilder and husband Brian of Inola, OK, Carol Dunn and husband Franklin of Tahlequah, and Sandra Whitecrow of Tahlequah. He also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones too numerous to mention.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Russell Beaver
  • Eli Page
  • Aaron Page
  • Shannon Beaver
  • Tim Hess
  • Amos Wilder
  • Brian Wilder, Honorary
  • Daniel Owl, Honorary
  • Levi Jones, Honorary
  • Bill Ridge, Honorary
  • Franklin "Rocky" Jumper, Honorary
  • Jim Buckhorn, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 24, 2019

Memories

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Shawn Wolfe

October 24, 2019

Mr. Ed has been a friend a mentor and a inspiration to me from the first time I meet him it was always a joy to play drums for him when we was at a gospel singing or at a family gathering or revival somewhere I always looked for him when we got somewhere and gonna miss sharing the stage with him he will truly be missed but now it's" I'll see you later Ed"

Ryan Jumper

October 24, 2019

Remember Ed my favorite word in Cherokee is duh ta tli . Granny's word for me and Ty Gourd.

Marcia Soap

October 23, 2019

Yes, the Ed that I know and remember is a soft spoken, kind and gentle man. Ed was always supportive and gave encouragement with every opportunity. Ed always had a smile and words of wisdom on life. Ed always had time for any one and would listen with concern as though he had nothing else in the world to do but listen to you.
He is already missed. With much sadness we let him go, but he is bound to be happier now!

Lynn McCulley

October 23, 2019

Will miss you Ed. I always knew there was someone praying for me and my family when you were here. But I know where you are. Please give Zach and Kerry hugs from their momma. The world is no longer the same <3

De Whitebuffalo Byrd

October 22, 2019

Osiyo Negada:
The news of Ed passing was such a sad News: Thank you Brother Ed for your interest in keeping our language alive!
Galialige Ed got to have had the chance to have met you!
Deepest sympathy!
Sending prayers for the Family!
De Whitebuffalo Byrd

Rocky jumper

October 22, 2019

Brother ed we all are going to miss u an we all love you rest easy an will see u on the other side one day

Seth Phillips

October 22, 2019

I'll never forget Uncle Ed. He was always there for me when I needed someone to talk to. He provided support when I had spiritual struggles and needed life advice. I only wish I would have been there for him like he was for me. He would call and text when I was in college and I was always unavailable. Always make time for your loved ones. You never know when it'll be their time to go.

-Usdi Yona

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