News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 22, 2013

Robert Dale Jumps


ROCKVILLE — ROCKVILLE — Robert Dale Jumps, 71, of Rockville, died at 3:45 a.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, in his residence. He retired in 2003 from Hyster of Danville, Ill. He was born July 13, 1942, in Rileysburg, to the late William Kermit Jumps and Mary Hazel Newell Jumps.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Helen Minick Jumps, whom he married June 7, 1963, in Sterling; two daughters, Luann Ping of Perrysville, and Ronda (Jim) Foster of Rockville; two brothers, Richard (Diana) Jumps, and Russell Jumps, both of Perrysville; one sister, Rita Freed of Rockville; five grandchildren, Matthew Foster, Nathan (Brittany) Ping, Brandon Ping, Raeann Sutherlin and Makenzie Foster; and his father-in-law, Angus Minick of Stone Bluff. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Darrel W. Ping Jr., on June 23, 2013.

He was a 1960 graduate of Perrysville High School. He was a member of the Rockville Christian Church, was an avid sports fan who loved Indiana University basketball and the Indianapolis Colts. He truly adored his daughters and grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Gooch Funeral Home, 112 W. Howard St., with the Rev. Don Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow in Lower Mound Cemetery, north of Perrysville. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials, should friends so desire, may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278, or the Rockville Christian Church, 292 W. U.S. Highway 36, Rockville, IN 47872, in his memory. Friends may sign an online guest register at: