Floyd Riddick Umphlett Jr.
Published 8:19 pm Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Floyd “Bump” Riddick Umphlett Jr., 93, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Nansemond Commons. He was the son of the late Floyd Riddick Umphlett Sr. and Susie Brinkley Umphlett and widower of Rebecca “Becky” Mann Umphlett. He is predeceased by his brother, Lewis Carrol Umphlette; sisters, Betty U. Bane and Ona Sue U. Holleman.
Bump was a graduate of Whaleyville High School. He served on the REA Board of Directors, Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (past director) and in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. He was a life-long farmer whose operation beyond crop production included a grainery, peanut buying station for Golden Peanut Co., trucking and an air strip. He was a member of Cypress Chapel Christian Church as deacon emeritus, New Hope Bible Class, finance committee, cemetery perpetual care advisor, Laymen’s Fellowship, and was a strong supporter of mission who often hosted missionaries in their home. Bump was a member of Cypress Ruritan Club for 69 years, with perfect attendance for the last 49 years. He was an avid baseball and NASCAR fan throughout his life.
Survivors include daughter, Gail Umphlett White; son-in-law, J. Warren White; beloved grandson, Riddick Warren White; sisters-in-law, Bettye G. Umphlette, of Suffolk, and Betty M. Bunch, of Suffolk; brother-in-law, Phillip R. Mann and wife, Mary Sue, of Burlington, N.C.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and friend, Celia Ellis. Bump was a loving and devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.
A funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Allen Cruz at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at Cypress Chapel Christian Church. Visitation was held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Nansemond Commons for all their care and compassion. Memorial donations may made to Cypress Chapel Christian Church, 1891 Cypress Chapel Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.