James Junior “Buck” Tumblin, a life-long resident of Loudoun County passed away suddenly on July 1, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. Though he had many medical challenges, his passing was still a shock to those who loved him most, and he fought until the end of his life here on earth.
Buck is survived by his wife, Linda Tumblin (née Church); his children, James “Bucky” Tumblin (Renea), Linda Walsh, Mark Tumblin (Gianna); his grandchildren, Corey Tumblin, Christopher Goode, Kirstin Walsh, Kensley Tumblin & Rowan Tumblin; his sister Betty Virts and countless other extended family. He is predeceased by his parents, and brothers; Tommy Tomblin and Joe Tomblin.
Buck was born in Bluemont on February 15th, 1945 to Herbert Tumblin Sr. and Frances Tumblin (née Welch). He worked as a volunteer fire fighter at Round Hill Fire Department and spent many years as a foreman and heavy machine operator for various local construction firms. On April 20th, 1965 he married Linda, whom he met while working at HH Kelly. Even at the ages of 20 and 17, Buck and Linda knew they wanted to be together always, and spent the next 52 years raising their three children and being involved in sports and various other extra-curricular activities their kids participated in. Later in life, he enjoyed the time spent with his five grandchildren, teaching them about Bonanza and John Wayne.
Buck could often be found driving his old black Ford pickup around town searching for “treasures”, and was happy to bring his findings home to work on and rehome. He was a longtime member of the American Legion and made it his mission to watch every western movie ever made. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 8th, 2017 with visitation beginning at 1pm and the service following at 2pm, both located at Halls Funeral Home in Purcellville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Round Hill Rescue & Fire Department located at 4 Main Street, Round Hill, VA 20141.