Loren Keith Lumpkins, 77, Chase, formerly of Plainville and Great Bend, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at Sterling Presbyterian Manor, Sterling, following a 2 ½ year battle with brain cancer.
He was born Dec. 24, 1940, in Codell to Irwin Roy and Della Benedick Lumpkins. He was a graduate of Plainville High School and attended Fort Hays State University.
He married Cheryl Jones on June 1, 1962, in Ellinwood. He later married Grace Gillespie Aug. 11, 2002, in Chase. He was a self-employed oil producer.
He was an avid arrowhead hunter and enjoyed spending time with his family and his dog, Maggie.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Craig and wife Cathy, and Dale and wife, Lisa, all of Wichita; two stepsons, Cameron Gillespie and Jimmy Gillespie, both of Chase; two daughters, Robin Butler and husband, Bruce, Manhattan, and Renee Stejskal and husband, Doug, Almena; two stepdaughters, Melissa Bethea and Genny Gillespie both of Chase; a brother, Earl Lumpkins and wife Juanita, Great Bend; two sisters, Kay Lumpkins, Great Bend and Ginny King, Parker, Colo.; six grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and 20 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Delwin Lumpkins; his sister-in-law, Ramona Lumpkins; a sister, Royalynn Nelson; two brothers-in-law, Darrel King and Johnnie Lumpkins; and a step-granddaughter, Mara Gillespie.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Chase Baptist Church; burial in Lyons Municipal Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.
Memorials are suggested to Chase Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.