James Bump

March 26, 1939 - November 6, 2017
Plainwell, MI



Saturday, June 16, 2018
11:00 AM EDT
Plainwell First United Methodist Church
200 Park Street
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-5113
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

St Jude Children's Hospital
P.O. Box 1000
Memphis, TN 38148-0142
1 (800) 873-6983
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Plainwell Flowers
117 S. Main
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-8055
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River Rose
(269) 692-3951

Life Story / Obituary


Jim Bump, age 78 of Plainwell, MI and Tucson, AZ, passed away on November 6, 2017 at the Tucson Medical Center. Jim was born in Plainwell at the William Crisp Hospital on March 26, 1939 to Elmer & Evelyn (Lett) Bump.

Jim Bump has been revered in Plainwell as he taught High School History Classes up until he retired in 1990. From 1970, he has been ½ of the Brother's Flynn Musical Duo who entertained at several local restaurants over the years including: Jim Ryan's, The Red Brick Inn, and Arie's London Grille. Playing his 12 string guitar and his father's mandolin along side his partner, Phil LeMense, they have entertained many people of Southwest Michigan. He was truly a Gentleman and a Scholar.

Jim's family includes: his wife of 11 years, Mary Moulder-Bump; his children: Phillip (Tambra) Bump of St. Louis, MO; Karen (Craig) McCormick of Plainwell, MI; Kathleen (Rob) Lapekas of Evansville, IN; Grandsons: David Bump, William Bump, Garrett McCormick, and Jacob Lapekas and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Candy (Carlton), Grand Daughter Molly McCormick, and Grandson Patrick McCormick.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 16, 2018 at the Plainwell First United Methodist Church; 200 Park St, Plainwell, MI 49080 at 11am with a luncheon to follow.

Memorial Donations can be made to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital.