Carl Van Chumney

Carl Van Chumney
(AUGUST 25, 1934 ~ FEBRUARY 1, 2018)

Carl Van Chumney, age 83, passed away on February 1, 2018, in Stephenville, Texas.  Carl was born in Hamilton, Texas to parents Roy Arthur Chumney and Celia Harris Chumney.  He was married to his high school sweetheart, Lou Newsom Chumney for 65 years.

Carl is survived by his wife, Lou, of Stephenville; daughter Karleece Nowlin of Fort Worth; daughter Valiene Bullinger and husband Dale of Haskell, TX, and daughter LaNell Whitaker and husband Steve of Hart, granddaughter Julie and Kyle Holloway of Pilot Point; granddaughter Kelly Reesor of Corinth; grandson Ross Bullinger and Tracy Vinson of Abilene; grandson Whit and Kaimi Whitaker of Putnam Valley, NY; grandson Will and Hannah Whitaker of Shallowater,; granddaughter Brooke Bullinger of College Station: granddaughter Mikala Whitaker of Fort Worth; and 3 great-grandchildren.  Carl is also survived by sister Virginia Waldrep of Comanche; sister Sara Jo Lewis of Levelland, sister Jeanne Tallent of Moody, brother Jimmy Chumney of Purmela; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Roy and Celia Chumney, brothers Billie Chumney and  Roy Glen Chumney and a great-granddaughter Megan Grace Holloway.

He graduated from Hamilton High School and Tarleton State College as well as Texas A&M College where he received a degree in Agricultural Engineering. He also received a Masters Degree from Kansas State University.  After a short stint as a surveyor for a lumber yard, he moved back to Stephenville and accepted a position as a Professor at Tarleton State College, where he worked for more than 40 years.

Carl was a great family man and a loving husband and father. He was actively involved with family, former students, and church for the majority of his life. He continued working long after he retired, because he was never one to be idle.

He enjoyed teaching, woodworking, snow and water skiing and being involved with his grandchildren.  He will always be remembered as a man that never met a stranger and one that never stopped teaching.

A celebration of life is scheduled for Monday, February 5, 2018 at 2 pm at First Baptist Church, Stephenville. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 4 from 2 to 4 pm at Lacy Funeral Home in Stephenville. Donations can be sent to First Baptist Church, Stephenville, Paradigm Ministries or a charity of your choice.

1 Comment

  1. Great man and great instuctor. A true “teacher” that made everyone around him bettter. Tarleton needs more instructors like him.

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