Rick Rumfield, 1962-2021


Ricky Elmer Rumfield passed away Nov. 20, 2021 in Longview. He was born Feb. 8, 1962 in Hamlin to the late R.D. Rumfield and Geneva Ann (Foster) Rumfield. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Phayma Rumfield, and brothers, Reggie Dell Rumfield and Hozie Aaron Rumfield. 

Visitation and a Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 at Summit Heights Fellowship, 2340 FM 2869 in Hawkins. Visitation will be at noon. The Celebration of Life will begin at 1 p.m. with Pastor Bryan Peck of Hawkins First Assembly of God officiating. Graveside service will follow at Cedars Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hwy. 69 South in Mineola, with Pastor Donnie Herring of Riverside Mission Church in Grand Saline presiding. Funeral services will be handled by Croley Funeral Home of Gilmer.

He is survived by his son, Randy Rumfield; daughter, Katie Thompson; daughter, Kristen Walker and husband Brandon; the mother of his children, Linda Rumfield; seven grandchildren; former spouse, Jane Rumfield; stepchildren, Bryan Wilder, Jason Wilder and Amy Wooley; 12 step grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Young and husband Sammy, Bolivia Standfield and husband Gilbert, Thelma Ybarra, Rebecca Watkins and husband Max; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Rick was a devoted father and grandfather, who was very active in their lives. Loving them and serving the Lord was his greatest legacy. Rick was active in service to the Lord in various church homes throughout the years. He honorably served in the Army at Fort Hood for over two years. He served on the Acquire The Fire ministry team traveling all over the US for many years. He was currently retired. Rick loved spending time with his family, reading his Bible, going out to eat, traveling and watching the Dallas Cowboys play football. He came to know Jesus at an early age and has gone home to be with his Lord and Savior. Flowers may be sent to Croley Funeral Home or to Summit Heights Fellowship in Hawkins. You may make a donation in lieu of flowers to the Rick Rumfield Memorial Fund on PayPal. See his complete obituary at croleyfh.net.