John Russell Flummer II

Published 8:57 am Tuesday, July 13, 2021

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John Russell Flummer II, 74, of Advance, died suddenly on Friday, July 9, 2021 at his home.

He was born Oct. 17, 1946 in Mercer County, W.Va. to the late John Russell and Ruth Shew Flummer. He served in the U.S. Air Force, doing active duty during the Vietnam War. He was a retired truck driver who enjoyed working on his farm, spending time on his tractor and helping others. He loved spending time with family, friends, neighbors and most of all, his grandchildren. Besides being called John, Rusty or Dad, he loved being called “Papa” best.

He was also preceded in death by: a sister, Rena Flummer; and a brother, David Ortiz.

Survivors: his wife of 50 years, Rosemary Flummer; his children, Lynn Booe and husband Reg, and Todd Flummer, all of Advance; his grandchildren, Logan and Kaitlyn Booe; 2 siblings, Peggy Heidmann of Illinois and Sam Crist (Nora) of Virginia; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and his dogs, Biskit and Taz.

A celebration of life will be held at the home from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 25.

Memorials: Forsyth Humane Society,

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