Obituary for Weldon Heyward "Skip" Shumate
Weldon Heyward “Skip” Shumate, 90, widower of Francis Shelton Shumate, died Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Palmetto Health Tuomey.
Born in the Kellytown Community of Darlington County, he was a son of the late Tom Shumate and the late Nellie Atkinson Shumate. Mr. Shumate served two years in the U.S, Army and retired from the U.S. Air Force after twenty-two years of service. Following his retirement, he worked with Civil Service at Shaw A.F.B. and Fort Heating and Air.
Survivors include one son, Robert Shumate (Pam) of Sumter; three grandchildren, Jason H. Flagler, Brittany Thrower, and Justin Shumate; one great granddaughter, Brooklin Thompson; one brother, Peyton Shumate (Linda) of Myrtle Beach; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services, with military honors, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Wayne McElveen officiating.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.