William Wallace "Wally" Bumpas


Coach Wally Bumpas, 84, of Madison, passed away on December 6, 2020, surrounded by family. Born to the late Gilbert Dell Bumpas and Zelma Boren Bumpas on October 19, 1936 in Holly Springs, Mississippi, Coach Bumpas graduated from Batesville High School and received a B.A. in History from the University of Mississippi. He taught history and coached football in Lambert, Shelby, Winona, Jackson-Calloway, McComb, and Brandon, Mississippi and in 1990 was inducted into the MS Coaches Hall of Fame.  In recent years, Coach spent his days enjoying his home on Lake Lorman.

He married Kennie Ruth Robison, the love of his life, July 23, 1961, at St. John's Catholic Church in Oxford, MS, who survives him. He is also survived by son Wally Bumpas, Jr.(Reni), daughter Elizabeth "Sis" Bumpas, and son Ken Bumpas (Lisa), as well as seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Coach Bumpas was preceded in death by his brother Gilbert Dell Bumpas, Jr. 

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