My grandfather was a great man. My early memories of him are when I used to go to work with him when I was little. I would sit on a pile of junk in his passenger seat and would grab his ammo box which doubled for his tool box. He always had plenty of stories to tell me and lessons to teach. He would make homemade sling shots, always had plenty of candy,
Winterville - Curtis Hughes Lumpkin, 88, died September 16, 2010.
Born in Macon, he was the son of the late James Quinton and Katherine Louise Rainey Lumpkin, and the widower of Lucille Allen Lumpkin.
Mr. Lumpkin was a retired U.S. Air Force Major. He was a veteran of WWII and a member of the 88th Squadron. As a fighter pilot, he flew 75 missions in a P47 Thunderbolt. He was a recipient of the U.S. Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal. Mr. Lumpkin owned and operated Help Yo Self Laundry Repair Service for 40 years. He was a longtime member of and Sunday School teacher at Winterville United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 4 p.m. at Winterville United Methodist Church with Rev. Tac Coley officiating. Interment will follow at Athens Memory Gardens.
Survivors include his children, Katherine L. Butler (Elliott P.) of Watkinsville, Denise Burn (Bruce H.) of Powder Springs, James Christopher Lumpkin (Susan W.) of Winterville, Carolyn L. Brown of Bethlehem and Curtis Hughes Lumpkin, Jr. of Sugar Hill; and grandchildren, James E. Butler, Katherine Victoria Butler, John A. Butler, Charlotte M. Brown, Mallory N. Brown and Jason M. Brown.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 6-8 p.m.
Lord and Stephens, EAST is in charge of arrangements.