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A COPY OF SOME OF MR BORUMS LIFE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND SOME OF HIS FOX HUNTING ACHIEVEMENTS.


Oscar Johns”Bill”Borum Jr.
Born August 26th, 1931
Died January 10th,2013
Oscar Johns ‘Bill’ Borum Jr. age 81 of Greenbay, Va. Passed away January 10th 2013. He was born in Prince Edward County on August 26th 1931 to Hilda and Oscar Borum.
Bill attended Farmville High School where he excelled in Football and Baseball. He was married to Fannie Mae Snow Borum for 60 years. Mr. Borum was a retired employee of Norfolk and Southern Railroad. Over a lifetime he built a beautiful farm, “Rolling Hills”. Bill was a deacon and served on the board at Liberty Christian Church, Greenbay Va. The Church was a large part of his life.
As a member of the Virginia Fox Hunters Association, Bill was known to bring many trophies home. He enjoyed his fox dogs, hunting and being with many friends at fox hunts. Bill was always ready to help others.
Mr. Borum is survived by his wife, Fannie Mae Snow Borum; sister, Martha Foster of Richmond; two sons, William Douglas Borum; and Jeffery Todd Borum(Theresa) of Greenbay Va.;daughter, Cheryl B. Talley(Tommy) of Mechanicsville Va.;grandchildren, Angela Borum Whirley(Darrell) of Church Road, Va. William”Billy”Borum(Yayma) of Houston, Texas; Ryan and Jason Talley of Mechanicsville Va.; great grandchildren, Gage Whirley of Blacksburg Va. and Gabriella Borum of Houston, Texas; special niece, Barbara Covington Trinkle of Farmville Va.
He was preceded in death by a daughter; Cynthia Lynn Borum.
Bill and his wife were members of the greatest generation that built this nation into a super power. With tremendous work ethic he farmed by day and drove a freight train by night for many years. Mr. Borum was a great character who worked hard but also loved life and lived it to the fullest. His big ruff voice and huge laugh could be heard in any crowd he may have been a part of. He never lost his playful nature and could carry on with young and old.
We all have some Bill Borum story to tell and hunters at his funeral gathered up and remembered quite a few. But one I will share came from a longtime friend who spoke at the funeral service. “How Oscar Johns Borum Jr. got the nickname “Bill.” It seems his father had a mule named “Bill “and being a child of the 1930,s that was a form of transportation. As he became big enough to ride, Mr. Borum took over the mule. He rode by folks on the mule named “Bill” so often. That family and neighbors started referring to the mule and the kid riding him to the same name. So in time the mules name got stuck on Bill Borum.

WE remember Bill Borum the hunter. A guy that figured out how to put the “heel” in a white hound, yet keep the stamina and track running ability bred in the genes also. He won many first place Speed and Drive Trophy’s at One and Three Day Field Trials. He also placed HGA and won Many Field Championships at those same hunts.
A seasoned Virginia hunter and Judge once said” Bill Borum has probably got more living champions on his farm than any man in Virginia and maybe the Southeast”
Bill was also a fierce competitor that did not like to lose in anything and worked hard to stay on top of whatever interest he was involved in. He owned a Foxhound Running Preserve named “Ivy Bluff”. It was so well managed that Hound Owners from hundreds of miles away came to try and run the Famed “Ivy Bluff Reds”. If some hunter placed a dog ahead of his hound at a Field Trial that ran the dog at his Fox Preserve he would often joke the dog was trained by “Ivy Bluff Reds” (so it was OK if he placed ahead of Mr. Borums hound.)
Bill Borum will be remembered in the Hall Of Fame of Virginia Foxhound Owners and Breeders. And the other Halls of Fame of Hound Owners across the nation.
He will be greatly missed!! But, remember the stories about him and the many Champions that he raised and competed.
Few of us will leave a Legacy in our sport. But many of us can say we knew a Hall of Fame Class Hunter if we knew and hunted and competed against Bill Borum.
One of Mr. Borums sayings that will help us all for generations to come was.

Successful Hounds come from 65 percent female
20 percent male
15 percent hunter

Rest In Peace Oscar Johns “Bill” Borum Jr.
I Hope the Reds Take in the Entire Kingdom

Re: 2022 Hall of Fame Nominations (Living and Deceased)

Deceased Robby Bogue
Living Danny Morris

Re: 2022 Hall of Fame Nominations (Living and Deceased)

Decease Robby bogue

Living barry frasier not scared to say he has probably heard more fox and coyote races than anyone living and can manage a fox pen second to none

Preacher ratley always hard to beat for many years always has good advise

Frank dolenz always a good sportsman


Re: 2022 Hall of Fame Nominations (Living and Deceased)

Deceased
Jerry Martin
Marianna, FL

Re: 2022 Hall of Fame Nominations (Living and Deceased)

CLYDE SUTTON
PETE WARREN
ROBBIE BOGUE

Re: 2022 Hall of Fame Nominations (Living and Deceased)

Gary Verling he won an placed at a lot of field trails winning bench shows an trails. He won the USO with Cedar Lane Clyde. He was the first fox pen in the state of Va. Could sell raid to a bug. A great man an missed by many.

He was a great man.

Re: 2022 Hall of Fame Nominations (Living and Deceased)

Deceased
Haskell Spires
Jerry Martin
Wyatt Osteen

Re: 2022 Hall of Fame Nominations (Living and Deceased)

Deseaced
Bud Davis Lufkin Tx