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Wayne Norman Brumbley  

Wayne Norman Brumbley

October 23, 1943 ~ October 20, 2014

Wayne Norman Brumbley, age 70, of Elkton passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014 after a long battle with cancer at Union Hospital in Elkton, MD.
Wayne was born on October 23, 1943 in Salisbury, MD and spent his childhood in the Wicomico County area. He graduated from Wicomico High School in 1961 and remained heavily involved in organizing class reunions with his classmates for the rest of his life.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1963. Following training, he was stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, where he met Juanita. They were married in 1966, a few months before he began a tour in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1967 and returned home to Salisbury, MD. Following his return to the states, he began work for Delmarva Power, where he continued in various capacities for the remainder of his career until his retirement in 2012.
During Wayne’s 48 year service as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he served in a number of positions, including Gospel Doctrine teacher, Seminary teacher, Institute teacher, Bishop of Salisbury Ward, High Councilman, and was serving as a counselor in the presidency of the Wilmington, Delaware Stake at the time of his death. He served in the Salisbury Ward, including his term as the bishop of that ward, before moving north to Elkton in 1991. He was known by all as an insightful teacher of the gospel, a devoted husband, a loving father, a cherished friend, and a faithful disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Juanita Brumbley; 3 children, Tina (Brumbley) Ball of Cabot, AR, Eric Brumbley of Hebron, MD, and David Brumbley of Olathe, KS; 9 grandchildren, Rachel, Samantha, Charlotte, Josephine and J. Michael Ball, Sydney Brumbley, Tyler Abbott, Gavin Brumbley and Adam Brumbley; a sister, Norma Lee of Orange Park, FL, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Funeral services will be held 10 am on Friday morning, October 24, 2014 at the at the meetinghouse of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 500 W Chestnut Hill Road, Newark, DE 19713. Friends may visit with Wayne’s family at the church from 6:30-8:00 pm on Thursday evening, October 23, 2014 and from 9:00 – 9:50 am on Friday morning. Interment will follow funeral services on Friday in Springhill Memorial Gardens, 27260 Ocean Gateway, Hebron, MD. Following interment, friends may visit with Wayne’s family at the Salisbury meetinghouse located at 106 Green Lane, Salisbury, MD 21804.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Wayne’s memory to the Perpetual Education Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, c/o Bayview Ward, at the above address.

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  1. Carole Melson Shiles, October 21, 2014

    My thoughts and prayers are with Wayne’s family.

  2. George & Barbara Barnett, October 21, 2014

    With special thoughts and prayers, we are thinking of you in this sad hour. Wayne will be greatly missed, but we also rejoice in the thought that his earthly trial is over.
    Love, your brother and sister in Christ
    George & Barbara Barnett

  3. Carolyn "Bounds" Parsons, October 21, 2014

    Dear Juanita ~

    My prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. Wayne, was a quiet and gentle person and loved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed!

    WI HI 61 Classmate

  4. Robert and Pat Anson and Kyla, October 21, 2014

    Juanita I’m so sorry we can’t make it out there for the funeral. We’ll be praying for comfort in your heart.

  5. Jackie Jones, October 21, 2014

    Juantia, My prayers are with you and your family. Wayne was such a wondergul person. He will truly be missed.

  6. Carole Melson Shiles, October 21, 2014

    My thoughts And prayers are with Wayne’s family

  7. Joe Riddick, October 22, 2014

    So sorry to hear this because I know that his family will miss him. Was fortunate enough to be around Bro Brumbley for many years in Salisbury. A very kind and patient man. Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

  8. Lori Libel, October 22, 2014

    David and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Reading through the obituary it’s easy to see what an impact your Dad has had on others. God Bless you and your Family.
    Lori Libel

  9. Brad Mitchell, October 22, 2014

    God bless the Brumbleys. May the Lord be with you in this time and always.

  10. Michael E Burris, October 22, 2014

    After my own father, Pesident Brumbley was the best man I have ever had the honor of knowing. His spiritual nature, his kindness, his love of the Savior and the Gospel is an inspiration to me and all who knew him. I feel as though I have lost a very dear friend.

  11. Sharon Tucker Bernard, October 22, 2014

    It is with great sadness that I hear that Bishop Brumbley has passed away so young. He was a wonderful man and a great Bishop. He was full of love, and a very humble man. My love goes out to all of his family members. Take care and know that he is watching over you all.

  12. Pete & Betty (Bromley) Evans, October 22, 2014

    Our prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.
    Wayne was a great leader for our Class of 61 reunion meetings.
    He will be greatly missed.

  13. Wanda Pritchard, October 23, 2014

    I met Bishop Brumbley after I decided to sell my house in Bayview to the Church. He was most helpful in giving me the information I needed to proceed with the sale. I never personally got to thank him, but I wanted his family to know how very much I appreciated his help. I am so sorry for your loss and offer my sympathy to the family on a very caring man.

  14. Lamoncia Robinson, October 24, 2014

    My condolences to the Brumbley family. My our heavenly father comfort you during your time of sorrow.


    The Robinson family

  15. Rachelle and Brian Shahan, October 24, 2014

    I am very sorry to have been given news of Brother Brumbley’s passing. How thankful I am though to know that this graduation from mortality is not a permanent separation. I had the pleasure of getting to know Brother Brumbley around 1998 when he was working with the single adults. If you ever found yourself speaking to this great man you knew you had his undevided attention and you had no reason to doubt that he cared about what you had to say. To me, an insecure 23 year old at that time, it meant a lot. Years later he remembered me and my family and would often ask how my siblings were doing remembering them by name. What an amazing example he is to me as I now work with the youth of my ward. May reality of the blessed gift of eternity and eternal families be ever present in the Brumbley family member’s minds this weekend.

    With much love,
    Rachelle (Purdy) Shahan

  16. David Coulbourne, October 24, 2014

    Juanita,and family
    Iam sad who hear of Wayne passing.I worked with Wayne as a contractor and with DPL,and I would like to say it was always pleasure working with Wayne.He will surely be missed by all that was lucky enough to have known him. Best Wishes to his Family.
    Dave Coulbourne

  17. Bill & JoAnne Bowers, October 24, 2014

    Nita and Family: You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this most trying time. We were so blessed to have gotten to see you and Wayne in September when you passed through Charlotte. As I have always said Wayne was one of the most caring and gentle men I have ever known. I will talk to you at a later time when you are back home. Wish we could be with you. Love to you all, Bill & JoAnne Bowers

  18. Nancy Younger Hudson, October 26, 2014

    Wayne,Till we meet again. Carol Betts Carey also send her sympathy . Thanks for all you did for the Class of 61.
    Prayers for Juanita and your family.

  19. Larry and Monica Harrison, October 27, 2014

    We were saddened by the news of Wayne’s passing through the veil; however, we were also reminded of the Lord’s plan of happiness that lets us know that families are forever. How grateful we are to have had the association with Wayne which started in the Salisbury Ward, years ago, and continued on in the Newark area. He has blessed many lives and strengthened many souls through his tireless service. Thank you, Wayne, for your kind words and for your stalwart example. You have left a lasting impression on Larry and I and we will see you again upon our passing through the veil. So instead of “Goodbye” it is “Till we meet again at Jesus feet.” May Juanita and the family receive much comfort from God at this difficult and sorrowful time. Love, Larry and Monica Harrison.


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