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Lumpkin, Anthony "Andy"

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July 27, 1946 - March 13, 2015

Lumpkin, Anthony "Andy"

Born on July 27, 1946 in East Bernard, Texas, Andy passed peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on March 13, 2015.  Loving father, friend, husband, and Papaw.  Andy graduated from UT.  He was preceded in death by father, Henry Earle Lumpkin.  Survived by wife, Beverly; son, Jeff (Dana); daughters, Trish (Robert) Walraven, and Stephanie Spaulding; 6 grandchildren; 3 sisters, Lou Bryan, D’Maris Mierl, and Joan McShane; and mother, O’Dell.  Andy loved theater and singing.  He was a member of the UT Glee Club and sang with Big D Barbershop Chorus as an adult.  Andy was in the insurance business and retired from Human Resources at SMU.  Andy also loved travel.  He and Beverly visited locales throughout the world during their 37 year marriage.  A Celebration of Andy’s Life will be held Saturday, March 28 at Flag Pole Hill Pavilion at White Rock Lake from 2-4pm.  Donations may be made to American Lung Association or Big D Chorus (2102 Chestnut Hill, Richardson, TX 75082.)


Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75238


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Donna Ruthenborg

March 27, 2015 12:14PM

I knew Andy many years ago working with him at Alexander & Alexander and in reading other messages, it doesn't sound as though he changed much. I always remembered him and his funny stories. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Valerie Baker

March 27, 2015 12:54AM

I worked at SMU in the HR dept with Andy in the mid to late 90's. Andy was a thoughtful & caring man. Not just to his family and friends, he genuinely cared about every person who he helped as the benefits mgr. He was one of a kind for sure. Loved his family, loved to cook; first time I ever heard about taboulah. I believe he sang in the staff choir at SMU. I also remember that he kept a daily diary for a huge part of his life. What treasures those will be for his family. I lost touch with Andy after leaving SMU 16 years ago. It breaks my heart to finally 'catch up' with him as I just happened to run across a FB post about his passing. Beverly, my sincerest condolences to you and the family. Hope to stop by on Saturday.

Elisa & Chrissy

March 23, 2015 1:56PM

We will never forget the day Andy came by our office to sing to Trish on Valentine's Day! Such a sweet man..he will be missed.

Kay Lumpkin Below

March 17, 2015 10:52PM

Dear Lumpkin Family,
I am so sorry to learn of cousin Andy's passing. He is in great company, however. I will see you the 28th! Much love, Kay

Vickie Harrison

March 17, 2015 9:48PM

Andy was our main contact at SMU regarding the SMU employees' health and dental plans.
The company I worked for administered these. Andy was always professional, kind and understanding regarding what the SMU folks needed. He was one of my favorite clients ever. Beverly and family, I am so sorry for your loss, it is huge. God bless you all. Vickie Harrison

Wanda Wright

March 17, 2015 9:12PM

Beverly, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort during this sad time. Hugs to you.

gary dilday

March 17, 2015 4:26PM

andy was such a great guy, do anything for anybody. beverly, he loved you so much and that was so easy to see. he will be missed. i love you, gary.

Judy Mauser Greer

March 16, 2015 9:58PM

Oh Beverly, I was so sad to learn you had lost your husband, Andy. I can only imagine the pain you and your children are feeling, and I am so sorry. I wish I had met Andy, because I've heard from so many about what a delightful and special person he was. I pray you have peace and acceptance that only God can provide.

Brenda Sliger Brown

March 16, 2015 8:00PM

Beverly, my deepest sympathy to you and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you begin your journey without Andy....may you be wrapped in sweet you friend....

Carol Anne Caraway

March 16, 2015 7:51PM

Beverly, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God's peace comfort all of you.
Carol Annekp

Rosemary LeGuin

March 16, 2015 5:01PM

Beverly, my heart goes out to you. I'm sorry I never got to meet Andy, but I've heard nothing but nice things about him. I pray for peace that only God can give.

Dorothy Johnson

March 16, 2015 3:08PM

Beverly, I am very sorry for your loss. For the short time I knew Andy I found him to be a happy man always with a smile. I pray the comfort of our Holy Sprit for you. Know that "the girls" are with you through this and we will be praying for you. Hope to see you soon. Love, Dee

Charlene and John Bailey

March 16, 2015 1:33PM

We are with you in sadness as you move forward in life without Andy. He and I shared a love of barbershop, so there was a bond, now loss of a friend I never got to meet. Sending positive thoughts and prayers on your family's behalf. Love you.

Judi Liles

March 16, 2015 11:09AM

My love and deepest sympathy to your sweet family.

Randy willeford and Lois ross

March 16, 2015 11:05AM

Beverly,Lois l and myself are so sorry! I miss you guys very much. Please let me know what I can do to help! Randy and Lois

Barry Solomon

March 16, 2015 10:50AM

Andy and I sang tenor with the Big-D Barbershop Chorus. I could always depend on Andy's accuracy since he could read music and I can't! A most knowledgeable and likable man and one I took pride in calling my friend.

Lane Shannon

March 16, 2015 10:02AM

Andy was a great man in many ways but I had the honor of knowing him as a supporter and adult leader in our Boy Scout Troop. He was a great leader in that he always had a knack for putting a positive spin on things and his optimistic outlook on life was contagious. You'll be missed Andy!

Dan Galvan

March 16, 2015 12:23AM

I was privileged to sing with Andy since he joined Big D. Although most of the time I spent with Andy was at Big D functions, it wasn't until he became lll that I really learned what l a remarkable person he was. Seldom have I known anyone as brave. He told me, in detail, about his condition in a way that made me understand that he didn't want any pity.He laughingly told me he would let me pray for him. And I did.Please accept my most sincere condolences. Dan Galvan. 127

Meg Flanders

March 15, 2015 10:15PM

I was at UT with Andy in German House and have wonderful memories of what a dear man he was. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Although I have not seen him or been in contact for many years, he has been in my thoughts and just this last week I related an "Andy" story. I know he will be missed!

sharon blackburn

March 15, 2015 9:53PM

Clifton and I are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Joe Gargiulo

March 15, 2015 9:22PM

I will always cherish the memories of our golf trips to Hot Springs! Andy was a friend and colleague. He was a gentleman and such a kind soul. Rest in peace Andy! You will be missed.

Pj Pugh

March 15, 2015 7:35PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bev and your family.

Debby Holt

March 15, 2015 1:33PM

I am sad that Andy will no longer be with us on earth. He will be with us in spirit when we hear Broadway musicals and enjoy authentic Italian food. He taught us so much about wordplay, music and theater. He had a zest for life and just wasn't satisfied until he had seen all there was to see wherever he went. There will be a big hole in our lives for a while to come. You will be missed, Andy. Love, Deb

Cora Dugan

March 15, 2015 12:05PM


I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


March 15, 2015 11:17AM

At SMU, Andy was always smiling, always willing to go the extra mile to help everyone. His caring expertise was very much missed when he retired.

Joy Samuels

March 15, 2015 7:54AM

Dear Beverly and family,
I am so sorry for your loss and pray that God will give you strength in the coming days and weeks. Comfort each other and know that others are thinking of you all. Sincerely, Joy Samuels

Beverly Sanders

March 14, 2015 10:24PM

Loved him and will miss him so much.

Lori Tackett

March 14, 2015 7:22PM

Heaven has received another angel! I wish I had gotten to know Andy more. I am sorry for your family's loss. He was a good man. Know he is in a much better place and he will
Always be with you in your heart.

Willis and Kay Speck

March 14, 2015 6:58PM

Beverly is our cousin and we know she and Andy have gone through a hard couple of years with Andy's health problems...and they both have always had positive thoughts throughout...Andy was a sweet soul and loved his family very much....he will be missed.

John and Lois

March 14, 2015 3:26PM

We will always remember our fun times watching theater productions together at SMU; having our special dinner theater at your house watching your narrated videos from places all over the world where you and Bev visited. You prepared delicious recipes we will always remember, especially those with your favorite Ingredients-Balsamic vinegar or Hungarian paprika.