Billy Tumey, 86, dies

Columbus, OH — Billy S. Tumey, 86, died Aug. 21, 2022, at the Marion General Hospital.

He was born May 30, 1936, in Fleming County, Ky., to the late Edward Dorsey and Betty (Ritchie) Tumey. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Billy S. Tumey, 86, died Aug. 21, 2022.

Mr. Tumey was retired from Tecumseh in Marion where he worked for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Meeker United Methodist Church. A horse lover, he was a longtime member of the USTA. He truly enjoyed his time at the track.

When he was younger, he enjoyed bowling, playing softball and coaching his kids in their sports. His loving family was his pride and joy. He never missed any of their activities. He was a genuine family man. He cherished all the time he could spend with them.

Mr. Tumey is survived by his wife, Cora Katherine (Trimble) Tumey; they were married April 8, 1960, in Mason County, Ky. Also surviving are their children, Pastor Kathy Tumey Herr, Darrell (Anna Schumick), Danny (Kathy) and Jim (Cindy) Stiverson and their girls; grandchildren, Ryan (Lyndsay) Sanderson, Derek Sanderson, Kyle, Ian, Allison (Max) Tumey-Newman and Aaron Culp; and great-grandchildren, Zeke Sanderson and Chase Sanderson.

Memorial services will be held Friday (Aug. 26) at 6 p.m. at the Meeker United Methodist Church, Pastor Kathy Tumey Herr will officiate her father’s service. Friends may call three hours prior to the service beginning at 3 p.m. at the church. Private burial will take place at the Frame (Meeker) Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Meeker UMC, 6630 Main St. Meeker, Marion, OH 43302.

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue is assisting the family. Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at

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