Joe Rumfelt

Joe Rumfelt

Joe Rumfelt, 89, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, May 26, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born on Nov. 21, 1932, in Wolf Lake, the son of Cyrus Sylvester and Bessie Marie Kenny Rumfelt. 

He married Doris Treece on June 15, 1957, in Corinth, Miss.

Mr. Rumfelt is survived by his wife of 64 years, Doris Rumfelt; a daughter, Carla (Scott) Harvel, all of Jonesboro; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Rumfelt of Alto Pass; four grandchildren, Jared (Katie) Rumfelt, Brandon (Ashley) Harvel, Joseph Morrison and Alaina (Tyler) Johnson; eight great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Joey Alan Rumfelt; and four brothers. 

Mr. Rumfelt was a member of the Cape Cowboy Church for many years. He farmed all his life and in his spare time was a Teamster and drove for ABF for 24 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid baseball and basketball enthusiast.

Mr. Rumfelt served in the U.S. Air Force during Korea. 

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Pastor Jim Matthews officiating. 

Interment was in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Graveside military honors were conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW and the Scott Air Force honor guard team. 

Memorials can be made to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital or to The Wounded Warrior Project. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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