David Tumblin

David Tumblin

Friday, August 3rd, 1951 Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

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Obituary for David Lee Tumblin Sr.

David Lee Tumblin, Sr, 69, of Falling Waters, WV passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Berkeley Medical Center.

Born August 3, 1951 in Daniels, MD, he was the son of the late Jesse Davis Tumblin and Artie Jane (Church) Tumblin. Dave was predeceased by his siblings Betty Metallo, Claire “Babe” Andrews, Tom Tumblin, Elizabeth “Petie” McDaniel, and Mary “Sis” Fincham. He is survived by his sisters Shirley Shifflett, Nancy “Nanie” Hutsler, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Saffa) Tumblin; son David Tumblin, Jr. and wife Tarin of Middleway, WV, daughters Michelle Shults of Renton, WA, Kaite and husband Brian Allen of Hedgesville, WV, Allison and husband Jarred Wood of Tennessee. He was a loving Pop to his seven grandchildren; Tyler, Brayden, Makenna, and Brinley Tumblin; Leila and Jake Allen.; and Chloe Wood.

Dave grew up in Maryland and raised his family in Carroll County, MD. In 2006 he moved to Berkeley County, WV where he would spend his final retirement years.

Since Pop’s first grandchild was born, his joy was being a grandfather. Family was most important to Pop and he loved being involved in the kids’ activities. He loved coaching his children’s and grandchildren’s sports over the years. He was a boasting father and grandfather who was incredibly proud of his family. He loved large family gatherings and reunions.

He retired as a Fire Captain from the Howard County Fire Department in 1997 after 25+ years of service. He liked to golf, fish, watch his shows, play cards, spend time with his friends, volunteer with fellow retirees at an assisted living community in Scaggsville, MD, vacation, and watch his grandkids play sports. Over the years he had several dogs that he is now reunited with.

Service and interment are private.

Arrangement by Brown Funeral Home.

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Stacy Clark

Thank you for being such a great friend/firefighter brother to my dad. It meant a lot for your visits. You will never be forgotten. May you watch over everyone. Fly high.
Comment | Posted at 08:32pm via Condolence

Greg Brown

Mr. Dave thank you for so many great childhood memories, the beach trips, the firehouse, and the many talks and life lessons. I'll cherish every one and am blessed to have known you we will meet again!!
Comment | Posted at 04:21pm via Condolence

Rick Miller

"True best friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart."
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April Brady

You will be missed Dave. Love You, April
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April Brady

I will miss all the good times we had together.
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Donna Twigg

May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. Love you Uncle David
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