Willard O. Bumgardner

Willard O. Bumgardner, 79, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.

Born May 15, 1938 in Elrod, Ky., he was the son of Joe and Ida M (Bullock) Bumgardner.

Willard retired from Cardinal Contracting after 34 years of hard work.

He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Greencastle and Teamsters Union 716. Willard loved his family, Saturday night at the track, living life with his best friend and wife, “Tootsie.”

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Thelma Nevada (Tucker) Bumgardner; beloved grandson, Joseph Allen Bumgardner, brothers, James, Jack and Lloyd Bumgardner; and an infant sister, Louise Bumgardner.

Surviving are his two children, Ray June Turner and husband Scott of Roachdale, and Paul T. Bumgardner and wife Billie Jo of Greencastle; brother, Danny Bumgardner; sister, Linda Gregory and husband Jimmy; seven grandchildren, Maria Brewer and husband Chris, Myra Cox and husband Dale Jr., Kyle Kirkham and wife Liz, Bryttani Milner and husband Wade, Justin Bartrum, Christian York and wife Brittney, and Noah Tesmer; 11 great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many good friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle. Interment will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31 at the funeral home.

Memorials in Willard’s name may be directed to the Putnam County Foundation in memory of Joseph Allen Bumgardner.

Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.