Johnny Bumphus transitioned from earth January 31, 2020 in Tacoma, WA. In 1978, he graduated from Pearl High School, Nashville, TN where he met his former wife, Deborah Boyd. In 1980, Johnny earned a spot on the U.S Olympic Boxing Team. He went on to become a professional boxer and was known in the boxing community as “Bump City”, winning a World Boxing Championship Title, with an impressive record of 29-2, 20 by knock out. Johnny was preceded in death by his loving parents, and 3 sisters, Joyce Thorn, Linda Belt and Freddie Mae Hicks.
He leaves to cherish his memory his one and only son Johnny Terrell Bumphus and three beautiful grandchildren Janai Terriona Church, Jaidyn Terrell Rucher, and Havona Ariele Randle. Three devoted sisters Rev. Delores A Hayes, Margaret D. Logan, and Yvonne H. Bumphus-Brown. A dear friend, Cheryl Lewis. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation services Thursday Feb. 13, 2020 at Scott Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Feb 14, 2020 at 11am at Edwards Temple COGIC 1107 S 21st St, Tacoma, WA 98405.
  1. Gerald Lee Baldwin Jr. says:

    Johnny You Are Going To Be Miss, By A Lot Of People, In You’re Life! (BUT (GOD) HAS BETTER PLANS FOR YOU ???

  2. Dusty Worthington says:

    I am sorry that I did not know Johnny
    Had passed. I was a cook at the Tacoma Rescue Mission when he was in treatment. He always had a kind word. And one heck of a sense of humor.
    Miss ya bro

  3. Sonny cooper says:

    Met Johnny in philly in the 80’s at the champs gym and joe Frazier he was a good dude always willing to show us some boxing skills with his friend rocky lockridge R.I.P champ???

  4. Richard Score says:

    I went to Jr& Senior High school in Tacoma,Wa. John was kind to all,even though he was already special at age 12. I am sorry that the world has lost such a special person.

  5. Derek Allen says:

    So sorry to hear of your passing young sir. You represented Tacoma on the world stage with others from the Tacoma Boys Club. RIP.

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