Roy Dale Lumb, a longtime Manhattan resident, passed away on Aug. 16, 2013, in Garden City, Kan., at Homestead Assisted Living. He spent the last five years of his 97 years near his daughter, Jacque Hill, and her family.
Roy was born on the Lumb homestead in Tabor Valley, Manhattan, Kan., on June 8, 1916. Roy was the youngest of 10 children born to William Thomas and Viola (Montgomery) Lumb. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings and his wife.
He served in the U.S. Navy (1941 to 1945) as a Chief Storekeeper. During WWII, Roy was stationed in Hawaii, shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. While in the Navy, he met and married Elma C. Haas in Columbus, Ohio, on Dec. 11, 1943. She passed away Jan. 22, 2005.
Upon returning to Manhattan, Roy became a well-known and widely respected businessman as he owned a number of successful businesses. He may best be remembered for owning Lumb's Thriftway Food Store and Manhattan Carpet. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post No. 17, the VFW Post No. 1786 and the Elks Club.
In 1978, retired, the Lumbs moved to Mountain Home, Ark., to be closer to Roy's brother, Joe Lumb. In 1984, they returned to Manhattan again to be closer to family. Roy and Elma loved spending time with their family, especially their four grandchildren. In addition to his family, Roy's passions were gardening, woodworking and taking care of his yard.
Roy is survived by his daughter, Jacque Hill and husband Tony, Holcomb, Kan.; his son, Jim Lumb and wife Sandy, Manhattan, Kan.; four grandchildren, Brian Hill and wife Jennifer, Garden City, Kan., Brandon Hill and wife Linda, Holcomb, Kan., Anne (Lumb) Rubash and husband Caleb, Manhattan, Kan., and Bonnie Lumb, Kansas City, Mo.; and nine great-grandchildren.
The Lumb family would like to thank the staff at Homestead Assisted Living of Garden City for providing excellent care in the last years of Roy's life.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Westview Community Church, 615 Gillespie Drive, Manhattan, Kan. (Hwy. 18 to Stagg Hill Road to Davis Drive to Gillespie Drive). Interment with military honors will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to support Roy's great-grandson. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.