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Bradley Neil Bumgarner

September 4, 1997 - September 27, 2023
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
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Matt Butler
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Cathy and Sam Dixon
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Wynn Dixon
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Cameron Woodruff
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Sam Ethridge
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Cynthia Harper Santos
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Celeste salas
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Rhonda Fetter
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Beth and Todd Ferrell
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John Gerhart
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Sebastian Blandon
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Visitation
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
864-688-1600 | Map
Thursday 10/5, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Southeast Chapel
1604 NE Main Street
Simpsonville, SC 29681
(864) 688-1600 | Map
Friday 10/6, 11:00 am
Cemetery
Cannon Memorial Park
1150 North Main St.
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
Friday 10/6

Following the Service

Bradley Neil Bumgarner, 26, died Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of David and Cindy Luther Bumgarner. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Zach Bumgarner; sister, Taylor Bumgarner; Grandmother, Sarah Bumgarner; Cousin, Karlie Hart; Friends, Ryan Standridge, Graham Ferrell, Hayden Ferrell, Austin McNulty, ParkerContinue Reading

Veronica left a message on October 5, 2023:
My deepest thoughts and prayers to all the family! Brad will definitely be missed by every single person that had the pleasure of meeting him .
Matt Butler left a message on October 5, 2023:
In memory of Bradley Neil Bumgarner, Matt Butler lit a candle
Jess left a message on October 5, 2023:
I want to start off by saying, I am so so sorry for your loss, and one cannot even imagine the pain you and your family feel right now. I want to follow up by saying, you raised such an amazing son! He was such a beautiful soul! Always in a good mood, always smiling and joking, and even when his day might not be going according to plan he NEVER projected that onto anyone else. I envy that about him still. He was the first one that could cut tension in a situation, coming in with a quick witted comment, or a joke he always seemed to easily find. I used to laugh at him, standing in the dining room at work, watching golf or another sport on the televisions. I remember arguing with him about how I found golf boring, and his retort of, ‘if you’d only give it a try’. He is missed. So dreadfully missed. As he will always be. He has created a light, within this horribly dreary world, that will last for millenniums. My thoughts and prayers will forever be with your family, as it will always be an adjustment, but I know that the people who raised, were raised with, or just knew Brad can get through it. One day at a time.
Cathy and Sam Dixon left a message on October 5, 2023:
In memory of Bradley Neil Bumgarner, Cathy and Sam Dixon lit a candle
Wynn Dixon left a message on October 4, 2023:
In memory of Bradley Neil Bumgarner
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Wynn Dixon left a message on October 4, 2023:
I had the privilege of meeting Brad during my 10th grade year through Mauldin High’s varsity golf team. At the time the team was mostly made up of seniors, but Brad was very encouraging to me and was truly the heart and soul of our group. He was the perfect embodiment of a fierce competitor, a true leader, and a great friend. We stayed in touch for the rest of my high school days and throughout our time together at Clemson. He was always interested in hearing how my life was going, and never failed to put a smile on my face. Finding genuine people in life today is a hard thing to do, which makes me even more grateful for the time I was blessed to spend with Brad.
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Cameron Woodruff left a message on October 4, 2023:
In memory of Bradley Neil Bumgarner, Cameron Woodruff lit a candle
Sam Ethridge left a message on October 3, 2023:
In memory of Bradley Neil Bumgarner, Sam Ethridge lit a candle
Cynthia Harper Santos left a message on October 2, 2023:
Praying for your family ❤️? Cynthia Santos ( Angel Mom, cousin of Jeanna Lockette)
Celeste salas left a message on October 2, 2023:
Praying for Ethan and the family
Rhonda Fetter left a message on October 2, 2023:
In memory of Bradley Neil Bumgarner, Rhonda Fetter lit a candle
Beth and Todd Ferrell left a message on October 2, 2023:
In memory of Bradley Neil Bumgarner, Beth and Todd Ferrell lit a candle
Pearce Hamilton left a message on October 2, 2023:
I played on the golf team at Hillcrest High School but was in the same graduating class as Brad so we came up through JV and varsity together. We probably ended up playing “against” each other 30 or more times. I use quotations there because Brad was never an opponent. From our freshman year all the way through graduation Brad had an easy going, positive, and kind attitude that reminded me that the most important rule in golf is to have fun. Brad was also a member at my home course Fox Run so I’m happy to say that I got to know him outside of competition. I will always remember that genuine smile and contagious laugh. I’ve decided to dedicate my first birdie of any future round in his memory. May his name live on forever.
John Gerhart left a message on October 2, 2023:
In memory of Bradley Neil Bumgarner, John Gerhart lit a candle
Angela Correia left a message on October 1, 2023:
My cousin Brad was an amazing, super sweet, stand up guy with a huge heart. This is a tragic loss of such a beautiful soul. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me get off of the third floor. You busted your butt Brad for days after work and never complained. I am so grateful for the time that I got to spend with you my little cuz. I only wish you were still here to come over and play cards. I'm so so sorry Zack, Taylor, David, Cindy and my sweet Aunt Sarah. I can only assume Brad was to good for this World so God called him home with Kristy and his grandfather. May you rest in Peace and fly high with the Angels Brad. I love you and you will never be forgotten.
Josh Rodgers left a message on October 1, 2023:
Picture attached is from a great boys trip down to New Orleans to support the Clemson Tigers in a National Championship appearance. Brad was the light of every trip I ever took with him. The laughs we shared and memories we made will forever be something I cherish. He was deeply loved by everybody who has the chance to meet him. He was a down to earth just great man. His legacy will continue to grow on. Love you forever Brad.
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Mary Palash left a message on October 1, 2023:
The Palash family is with heavy hearts in the loss of such a wonderful young man. We were privileged to have had our children be great friends in Bradly's younger years! Living on the same street was a wonderful time as we watched them grow up. My favorite memory of Brad, Zach and my son Matthew was when they came running into the house that they did something wrong. Matthew's younger twin sisters were outside playing with them and the tried to get them to drink dirt water telling them it was hot chocolate. We laugh that they told on themselves. I will always remember Bradly coming over , whether to play or eat dinner or sleep over. We will never forget you Bradly. The Palash family loves you so very much!
Sebastian Blandon left a message on October 1, 2023:
In memory of Bradley Neil Bumgarner, Sebastian Blandon lit a candle
Autumn Skutka left a message on October 1, 2023:
One of the greatest gifts God has ever given me was bringing the Bumgarner family into my life when I was just 4 years old. Since then, they have all been family to me. Brad always had a way of making everything in life seem alright. His laughter, jokes, and encouraging words always brightened the room and made people feel safe. My heart is broken over the loss of such a precious and kind friend. I pray for peace and comfort for my second family and the many people who love Brad in the hard times ahead.
Haley Huff left a message on October 1, 2023:
Brad was such a great person. This world will miss him.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Sydney Foster left a message on October 1, 2023:
In memory of Bradley Neil Bumgarner, Sydney Foster lit a candle
Hannah Lee left a message on October 1, 2023:
In memory of Bradley Neil Bumgarner, Hannah Lee lit a candle
Madolyn Middleton left a message on October 1, 2023:
Living across the road from the Bumgarners for my middle school years gave me so many great memories. They are a wonderful and welcoming family, and I grew very close to them. I can remember Brad playing golf in the living room and always having friends over. Brad made you feel welcome, he seemed to never meet a stranger. I was shy as a kid but he still talked to me anyway and I felt like I had known him forever. He was always so funny and so kind to me. I have memories of playing manhunt with Zach, Karlie, Brad and Taylor outside during the summer nights, going trick or treating and trading candy, and playing basketball outside with them. Brad was very genuine, and very sweet and kind-natured. He had a big heart, and I just remember him always having the best sense of humor but never hurting feelings. He definitely lit up a room and will be greatly missed by so many. My condolences to the Bumgarner family and Karlie, I pray that you find peace during this difficult time and I send all of my love.
Callie Greene left a message on October 1, 2023:
Brad is the best person this world will ever have. He sang with me, he drove me home, and he always made me feel included. Any bad days I had were turned into amazing days as soon as I heard from Brad or saw him which this summer was very often. I am so thankful for the times I had, but we all know we deserved so much more time with him. He loves everyone and I’ll miss him and his love every second of every day for the rest of my days.
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Warren Scott Kasch left a message on October 1, 2023:
Brad was more than a nephew to me he was like a brother. He was loved by so many people. He was a goofy funny kind of guy that always made you laugh. I've had so many great times with him and his brother and sister. Those memories will live on in my heart. My regret is never telling him how much I loved him and him meeting my son Richard. I love you Brad. We will meet again
Summer left a message on October 1, 2023:
I’m so incredibly sorry for the family’s loss.
Megan Palash left a message on October 1, 2023:
The Bumgarners used to live a few houses down from my family. Our neighborhood was full of so many kids. My family to this day, still reminisces on the tales of “Zach and Brad”. All of which end with us in tears we’re laughing so hard. I was lucky enough to again, be neighbors with Brad at Clemson. With so many mutual friends, nothing had changed when it came to him lighting up a room, bringing everyone to tears of joy. He will be missed. The stories of “Zach and Brad” will live on in our household with an extra special meaning now.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
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