Virgil Jackson Bumgarner, 85 of Madison, died December 23, 2015. He was the son of the late Clayton and Ola Rice Bumgarner. Mr. Bumgarner was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Shepherd Bumgarner. He is survived by one daughter, Connie Bumgarner Cunningham and Jimmy. He leaves one granddaughter, Emily Cunningham Lacy and three great grandsons, Jim, John, and Jay Lacy. He is also survived by a sister, Jo Marcrum and two brothers, Johnny Bumgarner and Bob Bumgarner. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill. Mr. Bumgarner was a lifelong resident of Morgan County.
He grew up attending Sugar Creek Baptist Church. He worked in the timber industry and raised beef cattle. He enjoyed studying history and talking with people. He was a devoted Christian, spending countless hours reading his Bible. Mr. Bumgarner’s family received friends on Monday, December 28 from 1-2 p.m. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. in the chapel of A.E. Carter Funeral Home. Interment followed at Sugar Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.