Billy Claude Jumper was born July 1, 1936 in Floyd and died Oct. 17, 2018 in Dallas.
He graduated from Quinlan High School in 1955 and married Neda Floyd on July 1, 1955 in Quinlan.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Doshie Lee Jumper; father, Milster Jumper; brother, Isaac Wilmer Jumper; son Bruce Wayne Jumper; and son-in-law, Russell Ross, Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Neda Floyd Jumper; daughter, Tammy Jumper Ross and her partner Mark Wilkinson; son, James Barry Jumper, Sr. and wife Tierney; son, Darrell Gaston and his wife Tammy; brother, Ray Jumper and his wife Nancy; beloved friend and employer Glen Ashworth; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and great and great-great nieces and nephews.
He worked a number of years for Tom's Peanuts before starting his own grocery wholesale/vending company. After he retired and moved to Kaufman in 1986 he worked for Glen Ashworth on his ranch for 20-plus years until his death.
Funeral services for Billy were held on Oct. 20, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman, with interment following at Morrow Chapel Cemetery.