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John Lumb

August 6, 1966 — July 1, 2022

John Lowell Lumb was born August 6, 1966, and departed this life on July 1, 2022, at his parent’s home in Ava, Missouri.

John was the son of John Leonard and Janice Lee (Mills) Lumb and was born in Houston, Missouri. He lived a fulfilled life of 55 years, 10 months, and 25 days.

He began lifelong friendships when he began elementary school at Linn Creek. The family spent time in Camdenton and Princeton due to his father’s job at the USDA Soil Conservation Service. They then settled in Ava, Missouri, in 1978 where he graduated from high school in 1984. After graduation John ventured off to School of the Ozarks at Point Lookout, Missouri. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism in 1989. He accumulated numerous lifelong friends that span across the globe that he remained in contact with.

John has always been a hard worker, starting at the young age of 12, mowing yards around Ava. He worked several jobs throughout college, while also parking cars at Braschlers. After college, he moved to Rolla, Missouri, for internship with the Forest Service leading to a full-time job at Weston Bend State Park in Parkville, Missouri.

In 1994, John decided to move closer to home and began a career as a 911 operator for the City of Springfield. Later in his career, he transferred to the detective’s unit and worked as an Investigative Services Specialist. After 24 years of service in the community, he retired in 2018. John loved his career and serving others.

John was united in marriage to Heather LeAnn Sinning on July 30, 2000, in Norwood, Missouri. He proudly bought their first home in Nixa, Missouri. During the marriage they welcomed their daughter Trista Alexis Lumb, whom he affectionately called “Bisky”, along with many well-loved fur babies.

John enjoyed his youth quail hunting and fishing with his dad while also enjoying a special love for dogs, old cars especially his 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury. John still owns this vehicle in which he was brought home from the hospital in.

John used his gift of writing to not only become a published author, but to stay in close contact with numerous friends and family. He was affectionately known as “Bubba” and treasured his friends and family through the years.

John was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Oscar and Della Lumb, maternal grandparents, Harold and Dorothy Mills, and his father-in-law, Lonnie Sinning.

He is survived by his wife, Heather Lumb, of the home in Nixa, Missouri, his daughter, Trista Lumb of Bergman, Arkansas, parents, John and Janice Lumb of Ava, Missouri, sister, Jana Lumb of Ava, Missouri, nephews, John Lumb-Luebbering of Ava, Missouri, and Jacob Lumb of Joplin, Missouri, his mother-in-law, Diana Sinning of Norwood, Missouri, brother-in-law, Chris Sinning and wife, Amber, and their children, of Mansfield, Missouri, sister-in-law, Tanya Calhoun and husband, Dustin, and their children, of Norwood, Missouri, and other relatives and friends who will miss him very much.

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