1963 Mr. 2018

Mr. Christopher Eugene Mumphrey, Sr.

August 27, 1963 — October 23, 2018

Mr. Christopher Mumphrey, Sr.Funeral services for Christopher Mumphrey, Sr., 55, of Kilgore, Texas, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018 in the Victory Funeral Services Chapel, with Elder Jimmy Butler officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Victory Funeral Services.Christopher, more affectionately known as Dino or Cowboy, was born to the parentage of Robert Earl and Shirley Tyeskie Mumphrey in Longview, Texas, Tuesday, August 22, 1963 and he departed this life Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center.In his early years, he attended West View Church of Christ prior to relocating to Phoenix, Arizona.His elementary education was garnered in the Kilgore Independent School District with graduation in 1982 from Kilgore High School.He was passionate about cars and was an accomplished mechanic. Most of his adult life his work career evolved around truck driving until his health failed. Thirty six years ago he relocated to Phoenix due to the encouragement and support of his late uncle, Willie James Mumphrey and pursued his passion of trucking with inspiration from his other uncle, the late Shannon Earl Mumphrey. Dino was quite a jokester and always kept a smile on his and others faces. He was known for his impeccable dress of always being “starched and ironed” in his Cowboy attire. As an avid cowboy he enjoyed raising horses and rodeo activities. With a kind heart he was always available to help others in the neighborhood.His parents preceded him in death.He remains in the hearts of his daughter, Christine Mumphrey of Yokosuka, Japan; sons, Christopher Mumphrey, Jr. and Anthony Mumphrey both of Kilgore, TX and Tyquan Mumphrey of Phoenix, AZ; step-son, Michael Calvin, Sr. of Phoenix, AZ; grandmother, Dollie Mae Tyeskie of Kilgore, TX; sisters, Brenda Wheat and husband, Danny of Kilgore, TX; Tracy Jordan and husband, Tony of Dallas, TX; Linda Garrett and husband, Carlton of Yulee, FL; Robin Dukes and LaTaya Price and husband, Lorenzo  all of DeSoto, TX; brother, Kenneth Ray Mumphrey of Charleston, SC; grandchildren, Khalil Mumphrey, Aeryn Mumphrey and Aaliyah Mumphrey all of Phoenix, AZ; step grandchildren, Michael Calvin, Jr., Nehemiah Calvin, Treyvon Calvin and Kennedy Calvin all of Phoenix. AZ; special friends, Phil Neno and “Uncle” Karey and “Aunt” Minnie Hooks all of Phoenix, AZ. and a host of other relatives and friends.Public viewing will be Friday, November 2, 2018, from noon until 6:30 p.m. at Victory Funeral Services.
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