Roger Lee Jumper, 61, of Spavinaw, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born on January 29, 1962, in Chicago, Illinois, to Roosevelt and Ellamae (Smoke) Jumper. Roger worked as a maintenance man for Ketchum Cove for many years, demonstrating his strong work ethic and commitment to his job.
Roger had an incredible zest for life and pursued various interests and hobbies. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, mowing his yard and caring for it meticulously, as well as spending time tending to his mom's yard. Working on his truck occupied his spare time as well. Roger also cherished picking wild onions and berries during outings. But above all else, he treasured the moments spent with his beloved family. His children and grandchildren held a special place in his heart that brought him immense joy.
Fondly remembered as someone who couldn't do without his coffee fix, Roger leaves behind a legacy filled with love for those dear to him. In addition to his vibrant personality and dedication to work and family life, he will always be known as someone who adored being surrounded by loved ones.
Roger is preceded in death by his father Roosevelt Jumper Sr., brothers Darryl Jumper and David Jumper, sisters Angie and Regina Wolfe, and grandchildren Maliki Luethje and Ayden Chuckluck. Their memory will forever remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved them.
Roger is survived by his sons Donavan Jumper and wife Cassandra of Pryor, OK; Willie Jumper and Shandah Kingfisher of Peggs, OK; Joshua Grass and Trenton Grass of Vinita, OK; Reggy Mouse, Lyndon Mouse, and Tandy Mouse of Jay, OK. His daughters include Brittany Jumper and William Buzzard, Tiffany Jumper and Joseph House, both of Eucha, OK; Whitney Jumper and Tyler Hogshooter, Shelby Smoke and Chris Luper, Sabrina Mouse, all of Jay, OK; and Destiny Jumper of Spavinaw, OK. Roger is also survived by his brothers Leonard Jumper and wife Talitha of Jay, OK; Johnny Jumper of Spavinaw, OK; Roosevelt Jumper Jr. of Pryor, OK. His sisters are Rosenell Russell and husband Joe of Salina, OK; and Darlene Jumper of Spavinaw, OK. He leaves behind a remarkable legacy through his 50 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service for Roger will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 25, 2023, at Ribbon Church in Spavinaw. Burial will follow at Euwasha Cemetery in Kenwood with Mark Proctor, William Buzzard, Kevin Jumper, Brad Thomas, Tyler Hogshooter, and Joe Russell serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers include David Arneecher, Bryce Jumper, John Easter, Tommy Grass, Maurice Smoke, and Devin Jumper. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 24, 2023, in the Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel in Pryor. To leave his family a personal message, please visit his guestbook at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service of Pryor.