Jerry "Clyde" McCumbers, 86 - Rosedale

We have lost another of the "Greatest Generation" Jerry "Clyde" McCumbers, 86, of Rosedale, West Virginia, passed away December 22, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born at Gip WV a son of the late Samuel and Viola Tucker McCumbers. He was the last of his immediate family.

He was retired from the Department of Highways in Braxton County. He was a farmer at heart, loved riding horses, raising a garden and spending time with those he loved, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and all his extended family and friends.

He served in the US Navy during WWII, Seaman First Class, aboard the USS Barton (DD722.) He was inducted on August 31, 1943 and honorably discharged on March 9, 1946, seeing action in the European Theatre and the Pacific Theatre. He was awarded the European Theatre Medal, Pacific Theatre Medal, American Theatre Medal, Victory Medal, and Philippine Liberation Medal.

Clyde is survived by his children, Kathleen G. McCumbers of Rosedale who has taken care of him the last six years, Charlene (Chuck) Stewart of Spencer WV, Davis (Annabelle) McCumbers of Glenville WV, Teresa McCumbers of Elizabeth WV, and Lynn McCumbers of Spencer; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Mark) Bottenfield, Jaime McCumbers, Justin McCumbers, Randy Volek, Tracy (Shannon) Nelson, Matthew (Angie) Stewart, Brenda Lacy, and Billy (Angela) Lacy; nine great grandchildren, Gregory and Nikki Bottenfield, Malachi McCumbers, Colton and Olivia Stewart, Timmie, Tish and Toby Maze, and Stormala Lacy; one sister-in-law, Merida McCumbers and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Ruby Gladys McCumbers; brothers, Shirley, Tommy, Ezra, Judson, Joe and Denzil; and sisters, Evelyn, Dona, Marie and Beulah.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Stump Funeral Home at Arnoldsburg WV with Charles Brady officiating. Interment will be at Mill Fork Cemetery at Rosedale.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the Hospice girls at Burnsville for all the help and support they gave in caring for our dad. They made it possible to keep him home where he was comfortable.

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Hospice Care Corp., 71 S. Main Street, Burnsville, WV, 26335.