September 28, 2015
Brice Shumate, 64, of Hensley got his wings on Friday, September 25, 1015 in Princeton Community Hospital. His family was by his side when he drifted off to be with the Lord. Born March 25, 1951 in Hemphill he was the son of the late Mack and Jane Shumate. He was a 1970 graduate of Welch High School, and was a retired coalminer. He was a member and a Deacon of the Big Jenny Freewill BaptistChurch. He taught Sunday School for many years and loved teaching others about the Lord. Brice was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. He was a devoted husband, loving father, wonderful PawPaw, and a very special uncle. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Warreny Shumate, and his parents-in-law Verlin and Hilda Jones. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 44 years, Rhonda Shumate of the home; three sons, Casey Shumate of Lexington, NC, Tracy Shumate of Hensley, and Shaun Shumate and wife Jessi of Premier; grandchildren, Mason Lookabill, Jacob Shumate and wife Gerriann, Brice Alan “Bubbs” Shumate, and Brooke “Sissy”, Dakato and Frankie “Fuzz” Shumate; a niece, the daughter he never had, Lisa England Saunders; four sisters, Ginger Carter, Veronica Mitchell and husband Paul, Beverly Peck and husband David, and Margo Stevenson and husband Ed; two brothers, Denvail Shumate and wife Charlotte, and Jeff Shumate; a special sister-in-law and her husband Benny and Jenny England, for always being there. Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, September 29, at 11 a.m. in the Douglas Mortuary Chapel in Welch with Brother Carl Cline and Brother Shaun Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in England Cemetery, Hensley. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening, Monday, from 6-8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Darrell Jones, Larry Perkins, Rodney Johnson, Brice Alan Shumate, Stacy England, Shaun Shumate and Tracy Shumate. Honorary pallbearer is Benny England.
Brice Shumate, 64, of Hensley got his wings on Friday, September 25, 1015 in Princeton Community Hospital. His family was by his side when he drifted off to be with the Lord. Born March 25, 1951 in Hemphill he was the son of the... View Obituary & Service Information
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