Orval J. Umfleet

Orval J. Umfleet

Orval J. Umfleet, 68, of Vincennes, has passed away.

Orval was born on Aug. 3, 1951 in Vincennes, the son of Frank W. and Nellie Morgan Umfleet. A 1970 graduate of Central Catholic/Rivet High School, Orval served his community as a firefighter for the City of Vincennes for over 28 years. He was the owner of Ft. Sackville Guns, a member of St. John Catholic Church, member of the Knights of Columbus where he served as trustee, The Harmony Society, the National Rifle Association, the Knox County Gun Club, and enjoyed going to various casinos. He was a gentle, fun-loving person who always was there for his family and friends.

Orval is survived by his family, Shawn Bottoms and his companion, Leda, Rob Risley and his wife, Julie, Judy Sweetnam and her husband, Norm, Mike Richardville Jr., and Mark Blackburn all of Vincennes, and Andrea Horbison of Nashville, Tennessee. He is also survived by several cousins on both the Morgan and Umfleet families.

Orval was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Nellie Umfleet; his sister, Francis Umfleet; and his longtime companion, Jackie Shafer who was the love of his life.

Graveside services will be Monday at Mount Calvary Cemetery on with Father Tony Ernst officiating. He will be laid to rest next to his parents and sister. Memorial contributions can be made to the Knights of Columbus Council 712. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist Orval’s family during their time of loss.


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