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Larry Dumford

Larry Arnold Dumford (Dumford)

Friday, November 20th, 1931 - Friday, July 31st, 2020
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Obituary

A caring and hard-working man, full of generosity, Larry A. Dumford, age 88, of Xenia, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Larry was born on November 20, 1931 to Harry and Jennie (Adams) Dumford. He worked for NCR for nearly 23 years, and then later worked for Lenz as a screw machine operator for almost 10 years. He worked incredibly hard, he even milked cows at the Kemp farm before and after work each and every day. Larry loved going on trips with the family, most notably to camp at Dale Hollow Lake's Starpoint Marina for fishing and skiing, and to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Larry loved horses and enjoyed watching harness racing, he loved hunting in his younger years, and even led a group of boy scouts. He was a longtime member of Bellbrook Presbyterian Church, where he loved to sing Amazing Grace. He looked forward to the Dumford family reunion every year and homemade chili every Saturday night.

Larry will be deeply missed by son Harry (Donna) Dumford, grandchildren Amber Dumford (Dennis Schropp), Heather Cook (Casey), Jennie Meyers (Dennis), Brian Trout, and siblings Barbara Wagner, Phyllis Blackaby, and Carl Dumford.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Doris Dumford, son Martin Dumford, daughter Gail Dumford Trout, siblings George Dumford, Don Dumford, Gerladine Neace, Bonnie Ehlers, and Ralph Dumford, and other close family members Clifton and Norma Beegle, Lou and Hoby Turner, Mattie Turner, Smith and Karla Beegle, Vickie Beegle, Aunt Janet to Uncle Carl, and Uncle Glen to Aunt Phyllis.

You are invited to share during a graveside service at Bellbrook Cemetery (3939 Upper Bellbrook Rd, Bellbrook, OH 45305) on Friday, August 7th, at 12:00 pm. To help the family celebrate his life you are invited to use Larry's online Book of Memories to share photos, condolences, and memories on his tribute wall at www.ConnerAndKoch.com


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  • Life Celebration Memorial Service

    Friday, August 7th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, August 7th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Bellbrook Cemetery
    Address
    3939 Upper Bellbrook Rd.
    BELLBROOK, OH 45305
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  • Interment

    Location
    Bellbrook Cemetery
    Address
    3939 Upper Bellbrook Rd.
    BELLBROOK, OH 45305
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Freddie Ray Vance McBride

Posted at 12:18pm
I am truly saddened to hear about Larry’s passing. I will never forget all the visits from cousin Doris and Larry and their children. Larry put a title to my brother, Gaylor McBride and me many years ago. He started calling us “Alabama Monkeys”, of which I started using on cards and letters. You were a great man. Prayers for Harry and the family!
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Heather

Posted at 10:06pm
Grandpa was always a kidder and knew how to have a fun time. I fondly think of all our vacations and time together. Love, Heather, Casey and Oliver
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Sandra Harner

Posted at 01:48pm
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Larry. I have many memories of Larry and Doris. I used to babysit for them. Later when I went to Farm Forum events with Don I would alway see Larry and Doris. I really enjoyed seeing all the family pictures, especially of his mom and dad.

Sandi Harner

I met Larry through Farm Forum. Cliff would bring him to meetings and I would tease him about sitting up front next to the door so he could be the first one down to eat. He will be missed at Farm Forum.

Don Harner

Warren Dumford

Posted at 11:03am
Uncle Larry was a lot of fun to be around, when I was a youngster. Always joking and having fun and he had a warm and welcoming way about him. I remember attending a Cincinnati Reds game with him one Summer and I got a big kick out of him yelling "Charge!" to the trumpet, except he intentionally yelled after the rest of the crowd on a 5 second delay. My cousin, Brian Ehlers, and I laughed until our sides hurt! As I got older and married with children, it became increasingly more difficult to make the trip from NC to Ohio for the family reunions, but I will always have a special place in my heart for my Ohio Family and Uncle Larry will be missed! I send my well wishes and prayers for his family that they find peace in the resurrection of Jesus and hope in the fact that we will see him again in Heaven! Love you all, Warren Dumford
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Beth Primmer

Posted at 07:48pm
Saying prayers for Larry's family and friends. He was a very loving and kind hearted man. You could see how much his family meant to him. He will lovingly be remembered. And he will be missed dearly.
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