Johnny Rumfield '51 September 16, 2021 3:01 PM updated: September 16, 2021 3:26 PM
Johnny Leon Rumfield
September 23, 1926 - August 31, 2021
Johnny Rumfield, 94, went to his Heavenly home on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021.
Celebration of Life: 12 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in Greenwood Chapel, 3100 White Settlement Rd., Fort Worth, Texas, with Pastor Justin Jeter officiating. Graveside: 2 p.m. at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas.
Johnny Leon Rumfield was born to the late Clyde and Edith Rumfield on Sept. 23, 1926 in Smithfield, Texas. He attended Amon Carter Riverside High School, and graduated from The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in 1951 and North Texas State in 1960. Johnny was a longtime educator in the Fort Worth Independent School District. He began as a football coach at Diamond Hill Jarvis High School, and served in multiple assignments through his career at Wedgewood Jr. High, McLean Jr. High, Paschal HS, Meacham Middle School, Elder MS as teacher, counselor, principal and FWISD Central Office special projects coordinator.
Johnny loved hunting, fishing and golf. He had a passion for people and travel. One of the quotes often heard from him was, "I've been around the world and to Waxahachie." His love for travel began in the Army Air Corps when he served in Paris, France at the end of WW II on a peace keeping mission. Johnny was a 32nd Degree Freemason Shriner in the Hella Temple, Fort Worth. He and his wife, Dean, worshiped at First Christian Church of Granbury.
Johnny was preceded in death by his former wives Jean, Mary Ruth and Dean; and his sisters, Billie Whorton, Betty Williams, Vera Holt, Inez Burkholder and Grace Houser.
Johnny is survived by his daughter, Ginger Rumfield Burlison of Waco, Texas; son, John William Rumfield and wife, Sue of Las Vegas, NeV; and grandsons, Matt Rumfield and Josh Rumfield; sister, Mary Jane Rumfield of Fort Worth, Texas.
The family would like to thank the staff of The Courtyards of Lake Granbury Assisted Living and nurses Melinda and Crystal of Alpha Omega Hospice for the excellent care they provided to Johnny in his last days.
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