Brumfield, James Isaac
NEWPORT NEWS – James Isaac Brumfield, 86, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 6, 2007. He was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, and had been a Peninsula resident since 1960. Mr. Brumfield was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was an active member of his church, having served on several committees, such as the Nominating Committee, Building and Grounds Committee, and Finance Committee. He also was a member of the Men’s Bible Class, and had served as an officer of the Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Warwick Masonic Lodge #336. Mr. Brumfield was a WWII veteran and was awarded The Bronze Star with Combat ‘V’. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years service. He worked in the QID Department of Newport News Shipbuilding from 1960 to1962; then as a Civil Engineer at Langley Air Force Base from 1962 to 1984. He also was employed by Farm Fresh from 1985 to 1994. Survivors include his wife, Marguerite Brumfield; one son, Brian Brumfield of Newport News; one daughter, Anita Marshall (Joseph) of Gloucester; one sister, Ora E. Stroup of Galion, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Lynsey Marshall of Gloucester, and Stephen and Michael Brumfield of Newport News. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Stephen Crane officiating. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.