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Lyman Parks Jump

August 22, 1942 August 24, 2020
Lyman Parks Jump
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Obituary for Lyman Parks Jump

Lyman Parks Jump, a longtime resident of Highland, MI, died suddenly on Monday, August 24, 2020. He was 78 years old.

Lyman Parks Jump, Born in Wallins Creek Kentucky, August 22nd 1942, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 24, 2020.  Lyman spent his childhood in Warren Michigan, where he graduated from Fitzgerald High school in 1960.  Lyman continued his education after a season of hard work in the bridge construction industry. Lyman attended Central Michigan University, where he eventually met a wonderful young lady by the name of Jeanette Gray.  Lyman and Jeanette were married in 1965,  shortly after Lyman graduated  with a degree in Industrial Arts Education. Soon thereafter Lyman and Jeanette were blessed with four children.

Lyman was passionate about teaching and providing students with skills that could potentially carry them through life.  He had many success stories about former students.  In one particular instance, Lyman recalled the box-radio project that he introduced to his class.  Many students abandoned the project but he had one student that took a special interest in getting the cardboard box project to work. The other students referred to this young man as kilo-watt, up until the day that the box produced sound.  Suddenly this student was king of the class.  Lymans point - everyone has a gift and the teachers goal is to help that student discover his / her gift.

Lyman taught High School students mostly, and just like the movie Mr. Hollands Opus – He spent the summers as the Drivers Education director for Huron Valley Schools.  At the time, Lyman was the person that stood between young aspiring students and their permit to drive. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmqL5cm_a6U

Lyman had an opportunity, (later in his career), to serve as a leader in a new program which eventually became known as  Harbor High School.   This program provides an alternative high school setting for students to continue their education in a smaller, less traditional program.  The program was very successful and became a model for other Districts across the state.  Lyman retired as a Teacher / Administrator for the Harbor High School program which is still in operation today. 
https://www.hvs.org/schools/highschools/harbor/

Lyman and Jeanette were active members in local chuches, (Milford / White lake / Hartland), having most recently attended OreCreek Community Church.  Lyman had a passion for Jesus and his teaching and was committed to spreading the gospel.  Lyman frequently studied the bible and spoke at various churches.   As an active member of Gideon International – Lyman would coordinate Bible Distributions at local Schools / Universities - pushing the limits of what was permissible in a public setting.. Lyman was bold, compassionate, and very much others centered.  At any given moment you could pop the trunk of his car and find a box of bibles ready for distribution.

Lyman also loved to sing and perform, as an active member of the Lamplighters Barbershop Quartet, Lyman participated in a number of productions at the Hartland Senior Center. Lyman and Jeanette would travel to different nursing homes on 1-2 Sundays a month to support singing / church services for the residents, (Family members suspected they were evaluating senior living options 😊)

By any measure Lyman was an amazing man and will forever be thought of very fondly..  It delights my heart to think of our Fathers legacy and to know that he is in the presence of the Lord.  Lyman made the world a better place without question.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette; children, Amy (Alan) Klinkenberger, Ruth (Larry Busha) Jump, David (Julie) Jump and Michael (Lenore Leonard) Jump; grandchildren, William (Anna Wiederkehr) Klinkenberger, Brooke (Taylor) Phelan, Jessica (Joshua) Hubbard, Sarah (Austin) Bower, Ryan (Jordyn) Jump, Zachary Jump, and Emma Jump; great-grandchildren, Hayden Hubbard and Elliot Bower; siblings, Jesse (Paulette) Jump and Robert (Penny Jump); brothers-in-law, Steven Gray and Richard (Noreen) Gray; sister-in-law, Sharon Haight; close relative, Jean Jump as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family members and close friends.

Visitation will take place, outdoors at Lynch And Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, 48381 on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 4:00PM - 7:00PM. Masks will be required by all guests and social distancing will be encouraged. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Family and Friends will be limited to 100 gathering at any one time.

A Funeral Service will take place at Milford Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 11:00AM. Friends may gather at the cemetery beginning at 10:30AM. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Family and Friends will be limited to 100 gathering for the service.

Memorial contributions are encouraged in Lyman’s name to The Gideons International or a Charity of your choice.

For further information, please contact Lynch and Sons, Milford at 248-684-6645.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

28

Aug

4:00 PM 8/28/2020 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/28/2020 7:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Visitation will be held outdoors and masks will be required.

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Saturday

29

Aug

11:00 AM 8/29/2020 11:00:00 AM
Milford Memorial Cemetery

Atlantic Street
Milford, MI 48381

Gathering will begin at 10:30AM

Milford Memorial Cemetery
Atlantic Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Gideons International

The Gideons International Processing Center 20090-7251
P.O. Box 97251
Washington DC
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