John Brummett


Aug. 30, 1930 - March 23, 2010

John Burton (J.B.) Brummett, the only son of William and Bernice (Peterson) Brummett was born Aug. 30, 1930, in the town of Irwin, Tenn. He had two older sisters, Wilma and O'neil. He passed peacefully away on March 23, 2010, at the age of 79, from a massive stoke.

Throughout his childhood his best friends were John and George Bundy, his cousins. He loved to play sports in school especially football and basketball. He quit high school six weeks before graduation to join the Air Force to become a pilot, but was denied this because he didn't realize he needed a high school diploma, so he became a fighter plane mechanic. While in the service he met Elnora Dudley and they were married on Dec. 1, 1951, in Altavista, Va.

He moved to the Walla Walla valley in 1958, and fell in love with the beauty of this valley in all the seasons of the year and never wanted to leave. He lived in Dixie or Walla Walla for almost 58 years and wa very happy here, he had many friends and family that move here to stay also. He worked as a farm mechanic for a few different farmers and companies for the next 38 years before retiring at age 65 from American fine Foods.

A few of his passions were going to church and bible study, the fellowship he found there, and the learning and teaching of God's word. Fishing and hunting were some to the things he enjoyed most, but his favorite past time was flying. He found great peace in his airplane while flying over this valley and surrounding area.

John was a very loving and caring person; he would help anyone that he could with the problems that were brought to him. He always had something good to say about life and lived it to its fullest.

John is survived by his wife Elnora; son Steve (Mary), son Bill; daughter Elaine Karl (Rick), son Tim (Kelly), all of Walla Walla; 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his parents, daughter Belinda Brummett, and his two sisters.

Viewing and visitation was held at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home on Monday, March 29 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Dixie Christian Church or Grace United Methodist Church through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home. Services will be held at Grace united Methodist Church at 10 a.m. today, March 30, 2010, services and internment concluded at Dayton City Cemetery, Dayton.


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