Obituary of Leon Jumper
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Leon R. Jumper, 83, of Hunlock Creek, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Residential Hospice, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre. Born October 12, 1936 in Nanticoke he was a son of the late Albert and Viola Steinruck Jumper. Leon lived in Kennett Square for many years where he was employed by Vincenti’s Mushroom Cannery as a manager and Fire Chief for eight years. He returned to this area in 1976 and was employed by Ken Pollock as a heavy equipment operator and truck driver until his retirement. Leon was a member of Roaring Brook Baptist Church. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and watching deer. He was preceded in death by a son, Rick and a daughter, Linda. Surviving is his wife, the former Geneva Barker, with whom he shared 46 years of marriage; son, Rick Barker and his wife, Carolyn; granddaughters, Ashlee Durand and husband, Brian, and Natalee Barker; a sister, Janet Allen and husband, Emory, Coatesville and a brother, Ray Jumper and wife, Joanne, of Lancaster, and nieces and nephews. Honoring Leon’s wishes, private services will be held for immediate family. Interment will be in Bloomingdale Cemetery. There will be no public viewing or calling hours.