1938 James 2023

James Dumas

April 4, 1938 — October 21, 2023

James Walter Dumas, Lieutenant Commander, USN April 4, 1938 - October 21, 2023 James Dumas of Fairhope, AL, died on October 21, 2023 at 85 years old after a year long battle with cancer. A career naval officer, Vietnam veteran, Naval Architect, and an Auburn and M.I.T. graduate, he was an honorable man, honest, straightforward, and loyal. Jim enjoyed playing golf and rooting for his Auburn Tigers. Most of all, Jim loved life, and he loved his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Samantha; his three sons; David Dumas (Brenda), Kevin Dumas (Kerry), and Steven Dumas (Paula), and his step-son, Richard Bacon. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 48 years, Patti. PaPa Jim/ Grandpa Honey especially loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Grandchildren: Kristina Morrow (Cody), Benjamin (Anna Claire), Joshua Martin (Hannah), Patricia McNeil (Cole), Trent (Kelsey), Hannah, James, Lydia, Daniel, Zoe, Sydnee Bacon, and Ema Bacon. Great grandchildren: Samuel Morrow, Micah McNeil, Tillie Dumas,, Jackson Dumas, Ashton Martin, Peyton Martin, and Elizabeth Martin. Born in Pine Hill, Alabama to Albert Picket Dumas and Mamie Caroline "Carrie" Dumas, Jim was the fifth of six siblings. He is survived by his beloved sister Ruth and younger brother Alex. Three brothers preceded him in death, Charles, Buddy, and Ralph.

We will see friends on Wednesday, October 25, from 1:00 to 2:00 at Memorial Gardens followed by funeral service at 2:00. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Jim's memory to his favorite charities: -St Judes Children's Research Hospital -Roads of Hope/Joe Savage -Operation Underground RailRoad/Tim Ballard

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