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Billy S. Tumey
Billy S. TumeyHarnessRacingBilly S. Tumey, 86 of the Meeker area, died Sunday morning August 21, 2022 at the Marion General Hospital.

He was born May 30, 1936 in Fleming County, Kentucky to the late Edward Dorsey and Betty (Ritchie) Tumey. He was also preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

Billy was retired from Tecumseh in Marion where he worked for over 20 years. He was a member of the Meeker United Methodist Church. A horse lover, he was a longtime member of the USTA. He truly enjoyed his time at the track.

When he was younger, he enjoyed bowling, playing softball and coaching his kids in their sports.

His loving family was his pride and joy. He never missed any of their activities. He was a genuine family man! Billy cherished all the time he could spend with them.

Surviving is his wife, Cora Katherine (Trimble) Tumey; they were married April 8, 1960 in Mason County, Kentucky. Also surviving are their children, Pastor Kathy Tumey Herr of Meeker, Darrell (Anna Schumick) Tumey of Canel Winchester, Danny (Kathy) Tumey of Prospect and Jim (Cindy) Stiverson of Marion and their girls.
Grandchildren, Ryan (Lyndsay) Sanderson, Derek Sanderson, Kyle Tumey, Ian Tumey, Allison (Max) Tumey-Newman and Aaron Culp,  great grandchildren, Zeke and Chase Sanderson

Memorial services will be held Friday August 26, 2022 at 6 pm at the Meeker United Methodist Church, Pastor Kathy Tumey Herr will officiate her father’s service. Friends may call three hours prior to the service beginning at 3 pm at the church. Private burial will take place at the Frame (Meeker) Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Meeker UMC, 6630 Main St. Meeker, Marion, Ohio 43302

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue is assisting the family.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Kim Thompson
East bernstadt Ky
Mon, Aug 22, 2022 at 7:07 PM

Thoughts and prayers for this family billy was a good one we will miss him dearly love u all he sure did love showing them horses love watching him and papa at Alexandria horse show when I was small he was the best nookie my heart is broken prayers for u and the family

#2 from: Larry Nibert
Mon, Aug 22, 2022 at 7:16 PM

Sorry for your loss . always a good time with him around

#3 from: Penny Arnett
Ewing, KY
Mon, Aug 22, 2022 at 8:24 PM

Many prayers for comfort and healing in the days and weeks ahead. Billy was a great man.. never failed to pick on me every time we saw each other. Our Tumey clan won’t be the same. Love and prayers always…..

#4 from: Valerie  white
Tue, Aug 23, 2022 at 11:52 AM

Sorry for your loss, he will be remembered fondly by all who knew him.

#5 from: Mark & Candy Rinnert
Tue, Aug 23, 2022 at 12:07 PM

Our prayers go out to the family.

#6 from: Jim Forry. ,Sr & Patricia Lee
Tue, Aug 23, 2022 at 2:01 PM

To the family,
So sorry for your loss

#7 from: Rona Penix
Tue, Aug 23, 2022 at 5:11 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I REMEMBER your father from horse racing times with dad.

#8 from: keith Kash
Tue, Aug 23, 2022 at 7:22 PM

it was in great sadness to hear Billy passed. I have lots of memories of him coming to nfld to race. was definitely a guy that would make you laugh when u talked to him. rest easy my friend!!!!

#9 from: Darrell Hooser
Plain City OH
Tue, Aug 23, 2022 at 10:42 PM

Sorrry for your loss Great Guy Rip Billy

#10 from: Michael Joseph
Thu, Aug 25, 2022 at 3:41 PM

We will miss seeing your smiling face in Meeker.  Always fun and interesting to talk to.
Michael and Laura Joseph

#11 from: Samantha Hunter
Hayes High School (coworkers with Ian)
Fri, Aug 26, 2022 at 10:05 AM

To the family of Billy S. Tumey:

I am writing to express warm condolences to you at your loss. I wish you peace and companionship during this difficult time. I am coworkers with Ian, and he speaks so highly of the character of his grandfather. Billy sounds like the kind of person I wish I could have met.

Samantha Hunter

#12 from: Barb Holcomb Daily
Fri, Aug 26, 2022 at 11:13 PM

Definitely a one of a kind . There will never be another. Enjoy racing in heaven old man. The world lost  good one.

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