James H. Mumford

Wednesday February 26, 2021

James H. Mumford, age 82, transitioned peacefully at home on Friday, February 26, 2021, with his devoted wife at his side. He was born to Jimmy and Mary Ella Mumford on March 11, 1938 in Scooba, Mississippi. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tommy Lee and two sisters: Ella Wease Miles and Dela Pool

James was a retired truck driver. He was fondly known by his step great granddaughters as “Cowboy” because he always wore western clothing. James loved to fish, hunt, and tell jokes. He was a member of Family Christian Center in Munster, IN.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Patricia and beloved pet, Samson; four children: Doris Dixon, James (Lavater)Mumford, Jr., Mercury (Trisha) Mumford and Scherida (Byron) Vaughn; two stepchildren: Tony Mark and Monique (Robert) Patterson; two brothers, 5 sisters, 11 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and relatives.


A visitation will take place on Friday, March 5, 2021 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN) Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. Masks required and social distancing strongly encouraged. For information, call 219-736-5840


Friday, March 5, 2021
11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
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