Ted B. Bumpas

A memorial service in remembrance of Ted B. Bumpas will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, starting at 2 p.m. at Forest Glade Baptist Church in Mexia.

Ted B. Bumpas passed away Dec. 30, 2013. He was born May 6, 1930 in Rockdale, and grew up in Madisonville, where he excelled in football.

After high school he began working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company until he was called for active service in the Army for the Korean Conflict. He served in the Field Communication area. When discharged, he returned to work for the telephone company for 40 years, retiring in 1988.

He and the family moved to Grandfalls, TX until his only son graduated from high school. Then the family moved to Alpine, to help care for his mother-in-law.

Married for 56 years, he and his wife Margaret Ogle Bumpas were blessed with four daughters and one son.

His daughters are Libby, Beth, Martha and Emily, and his son, David. Ted had five grandsons, Jordan, Kyle, Kevin, Levi and Julian and one granddaughter, Sarah.