Wilburn Henry Shumake

Born on March 29, 1929

Departed on January 8, 2021 and resided in Cottontown, TN

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William Henry Shumake, age 91 passed away Friday, January 8th at his home in Cottontown, TN. Henry was born March 29, 1929 in Robertson County, Tennessee. He is preceded in death by his wife Anna Ruth McDonald Shumake, parents William Albert Shumake and Mattie Jane Autrey Shumake, brothers Claude and Hugh Shumake, grandchildren Stacey Shumake Collins, Brian Apple, Jason Apple.
He is survived by his children, Larry (Karen) Shumake, Leroy (Mary) Shumake, Anna (Johnny) Davis, Judy (David) Apple, Mark (Susan) Shumake, Bobbie Jo Shumake, 10 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and brother and sisters-in-law.
Henry loved his family and provided for them over the years using his many talents. His jobs included electrician, (working on the construction of Old Hickory Dam), driver for Rail Oil, owner of Shumake’s Grocery in Cottontown, salesman for Mormon Feed, and substitute mail carrier for US Post Office in Cottontown. Despite the other jobs Henry was a farmer at heart and loved working his farm for over 65 years. He enjoyed serving Sumner County Farm Bureau and acted as director for many years.
He was a US Army Veteran and proudly served during the Korean War. He was a past Master of the Cherry Mound Masonic Lodge and member for over 55 years and was a member of the Scottish Rite. He was a member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church for over 50 years.
Visitation is Sunday January 10th between 4:00-8:00 pm at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, White House, TN with a Masonic Service at 7:00.
Pallbearers will be Scott, Adam, Phillip, and Justin Shumake, Aaron Davis, Jeremy Apple, Justin Green and Micah Lashley.
Funeral will be held Monday, January 11th at 2:00 at Walnut Grove United Methodist Church , Cottontown, Tennessee with Bro. Larry Pedigo and Bro. Phillip Shumake presiding. Visitation from 12:00 until service at 2:00 pm
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Walnut Grove United Methodist Church in Cottontown, TN

13 Comments to Wilburn Henry Shumake

  1. Hack Gilliam
    January 9, 2021 5:00 pm

    A man that I am proud to call cousin there was probably 30 of us cousins now there is only 2 of us left

  2. John Hall
    January 9, 2021 8:56 pm

    He raised a great family. He was very well respected by all that knew him. He will be missed

  3. Ronnie brooks
    January 9, 2021 10:16 pm

    Great man friends over 50 years

  4. Chip & Kelly Wilson
    January 10, 2021 11:39 am

    Mark & Susan, we are sorry for your loss of a great man. He will be dearly missed among his family and friends. He was a very accomplished man and that is something to be proud to know, and hold to forever. We are praying for your family at this time.

  5. Ginger Birdwell Stamps
    January 10, 2021 1:45 pm

    We were saddened to hear of the passing of Henry. He was always so kind and so dear — a true gentleman! Both your mama and your daddy were such outstanding members of the Cottontown community and highly respected. May your wonderful memories give you peace and comfort at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

    Ginger Birdwell Stamps

  6. Angie Gant
    January 10, 2021 5:12 pm

    Sending my love and sympathy to the Shumake family!

  7. Jacqueline Thigpen
    January 10, 2021 7:47 pm

    I Am So Sorry Mark Mr Henry Was a Good Man. Again I am So Sorry.

  8. Jacqueline Thigpen
    January 10, 2021 7:49 pm

    Prayers For The Shumake Family.

  9. Donna Clark Thomas
    March 1, 2021 12:16 pm

    To all of the Shumake family…..I’m so sorry to read about your father’s death back in January. Please accept my sincere condolences.

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