Mr. James “Big” Dumas passed from
this life on April 4, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri at the age of 56
years. James was born December 25, 1954 in Miami, Oklahoma to his
parents Robert and Betty Dumas.
James served his country faithfully
n the United States Army. He was employed by the City of Miami in
the street department. James also owned an operated Miami small
engine repair service for the last seven years. James loved
fishing, playing pool and was a true blue OU sports fan. He also
enjoyed reading, gardening and BBQ-ing. James loved spending time
with his boys and his loyal schnauzer companion.
James is survived by his wife,
Beverly Dumas, of the home; two sons, Tim and wife Melissa Dumas of
Owasso, Okla., Lonnie and wife Cortni Dumas of the home; five
brothers, Richard Dumas of Texas, Charlie and wife Connie Smith of
Seneca, Missouri, Walter and wife Delores Dumas of Miami, Oklahoma,
Robert Dumas of Riverside, California, John Dumas of Golden,
Missouri; three sisters, Roberta Dollison of Independence, Kansas,
Jan Pearce of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Brenda Dumas of Arizona.
James is preceded in death by his
mother; one daughter, Jamie Dumas; one brother, Lonnie Dumas; and
one grandchild, Holden Dumas.