On The Life Of C.E. Chumley
Charles E. Chumley was born March 25, 1918, in Yuma, Colorado. He
was baptized by A. J. Rhodes in 1930. He is a graduate of the public
schools of Englewood, Colorado, David Lipscomb College, Abilene
Christian College, and the University of Illinois. He was married to
Mildred Rogers December 16, 1939. To this union was born two
children, Judy Faye and Charles Rece.
Brother Chumley began preaching in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1938 and
served the following churches: Tanner, Alabama, 1943-45, North
Athens, Alabama, 1947-49, South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, Illinois,
1945-47, 1949-52, Grant Street, Decatur, Alabama, 1953, and is in
his twenty-fourth year with the college church, 3805 Granny White
Pike, Nashville, Tennessee. He was President of Athens Bible School,
Athens, Alabama, 1947-49, 1952-53 and appeared for seventeen years
on the Nashville television quiz program "Know Your Bible" as "The
Man with the Bible." He served as Dean of the Nashville School of
Preaching for many years.
He was a writer for publications which included: Minister's Monthly;
Twentieth Century Christian; and Power For Today.
He conducted five tours of the lands of the Bible (1961, 1970, 1972,
1973, and 1976) that served as the basis for "A Journey into
Yesterday," a series of illustrated lectures designed to strengthen
faith in the Bible as the Word of God, which has been presented to
numerous churches throughout the country.
He passed from this life December 12, 2004. The funeral was
conducted by Dale Jenkins, minister of Granny White Church of
Christ, where Brother Chumley attended worship. He was buried at the
Woodlawn Cemetery where many other preachers of his day await the
-Notes Taken From
Freed-Hardeman Lectures, 1977; Gospel Preachers Of Today Vol. 4
Posted December 12, 2004
Charles E. CHUMLEY,
Nashville, TN, Age 86, December 12, 2004, of Nashville, passed away
on Sunday, December 12, 2004. Preceded in death by wife, Mildred
Rogers Chumley (1973) and wife, Mary Srygley Chumley (1988), he is
survived by wife, Mary Nelle Hutcheson Chumley; two children,
Charles R. Chumley (Lynn), and Judy Faye Chumley; stepsons, Bill
Srygley, Fletcher Srygley (Gail), and John Hutcheson (Lynn);
stepdaughters, Jane Srygley Wells (Frank) and Margaret Hutcheson
Deaton (Randy); fifteen grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren;
one brother, S.E. Chumley of Woodbridge, VA; two sisters, Betty Joy
Reese (Grady) of Denver, CO, and Marie "Sissy" Martin, also of
Denver, CO. Charles Chumley was loved and respected as the long-time
minister of the Granny White Church of Christ. He served as a radio
announcer with both WLAC and WSM in earlier years, and he was known
as "The Man with the Bible" on the popular long running television
program, Know Your Bible. He made many trips worldwide (including
some sixteen trips to Bible Lands) in the interest of mission work,
and travel to those various areas were among highlights of his life.
He was known throughout the country for his presentation of a Walk
Thru the Land, in which he covered in detail lands of the Bible,
both in narration and in picture. In earlier years he served as
President of Athens Bible School in Athens, Alabama. He taught in
the Bible Department at David Lipscomb College (University) for
several years. He served as Dean of Nashville School of Preaching.
He was known for his gentle, sweet, and loving spirit in dealing
with every person with whom he spoke. Visitation will be held at
Granny White Church of Christ from 4-8 p.m. Monday, December 13th,
2004. Services will be held at the church building at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, December 14th, 2004, with Dale Jenkins officiating.
Visitation 2 hours prior to the service. Active Pallbearers will be
Rece Chumley, Nicky Wells, Troy Wells, Doug Srygley, Andy Srygley,
Sam Stansberry, Russ Sturgeon, Evan Hutcheson, Josh Hutcheson, Jose'
Kelly and J.D. Myers. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Elders and
Deacons of Granny White Church of Christ, Jim Criswell, Randy
Bouldin, Doy Hollman, Willard Collins, Jim Bill Mclnteer, Clarence
Dailey, Don Osborne and Ron Moon. Arrangements by WOODLAWN FUNERAL
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Visiting The Grave Of Charles
Chumley With Me Was One Of My Students From
The Georgia School Of Preaching William Hawkins, February, 2005