Ocean City Today

Garry L. Mumford

Apr 27, 2017
Garry L. Mumford

printed 04/28/2017

Snow Hill

Garry Lee Mumford, 57, of Snow Hill, departed this life on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born in Salisbury on Nov. 28, 1959, he was the son of the late Oather E. Mumford, Sr. and Mildred D. Tingle Mumford.

Mr. Mumford attended Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Snow Hill. He served in the United States Army. At the time of his passing, he was the Worcester County Jail warden.

Mr. Mumford was active in the community. He was a member of the Atlantic General Hospital Board of Directors, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Worcester County Board of Education, Worcester County Rotary Club, Julia Purnell Museum Board of Directors, and Maryland State Correctional Administrator Association. He served as president of the Oasis Ministry.

He will be lovingly remembered by: his wife, Faith M. Mumford; three brothers, Oather E. (Wanda) Mumford, Jr., George (Beverly) Mumford, and Howard (Lavette) Mumford; three sisters, Bonnie L. Miller, Ada (Billy) Jenkins and Connie Mumford; a brother-in-law, Quincy (Terri) Shockley; other in-laws, Ira “Buc” Shockley and Darlene M. Shockley; six godchildren, Lee Jay, Ashley, Whitney, Ian, Thomas and Arthur, Jr.; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, in-laws, and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Jackie Handy and Dorothy Dennis; a special uncle, John Tingle; and a special aunt, Viola Tunnell.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Salisbury University (Holloway Hall), 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury. Rev. T. David Hackett will be the officiant and Rev. Arthur George will be the eulogist. Fraternal ceremonial rites will occur prior to the service. Burial will be held at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery - Eastern Shore, 6827 East New Market Ellwood Road, Hurlock, at a later date.

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