He was a resident of the Winn community near Jackson. He formerly lived in Dayton,
Ohio, for 21
years. He was a member of Berry's Chapel AME Church of Winn where he served as a preacher, steward, class leader and usher board member. He was a retired truck driver.
Survivors include four sons, Sardaris Stewart, Jackson, Rodney Bumpers, Las Vegas, Nev., Robert L. Bumpers III, Branden Bumpers, both of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Karen Donald, Lenora Bumpers, both of Jackson; three grandchildren.
The service was Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. at Berry's Chapel AME Zion Church in Winn. Burial was at Berry's Chapel Cemetery. Jackson Memorial Funeral Home directed.