Kenneth Shumate

Kenneth "Gooter" Shumate

Saturday January 8, 1955 - Saturday July 20, 2019
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Today we are celebrating the life of Kenneth Shumate, who transitioned on Saturday, July 20, 2019. “Gooter”, as he was so fondly called, was born January 8, 1955, in Greenville, South Carolina, to the late Orrell Wardlaw and Barbara Spearman Shumate. He was the second of five children.

He was a graduate from J. L. Mann High School in Greenville, after high school he started his career in Manufacturing. He enjoyed his life with his family and friends. He loved music and traveling. He met his loving wife in Greenville.

Throughout their of 26 years they enjoyed traveling and spending time with their daughters and grandchildren. After eighteen years in Atlanta, Georgia, they returned to Greenville, to enjoy retirement and live a simple life.

Left to cherish many fond memories are his wife, Marjorie Barnwell Shumate of the home; four daughters, Tanya Summers and Ursula (Barry) White, both of Atlanta, GA, and Kenya Roundtree and Jordan Watts, both of Greenville, SC; two brothers, Calvin “Pete” Shumate and Tyrone Warner, Sr., both of Greenville; three sisters, April “Nissie” Stewart, Ramona “Mona” Kirk and Lydia “Lee-Lee” Airline, all of Greenville; an aunt, Irma Gault of Greenville; ten grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday July 27, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday July 27, 2019 11:00am
    Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary
    1011 Augusta Street
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
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  • Interment

    Private Burial
    Private, unknown
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Posted at 07:59am
Marjorie, we are with you in prayer and I hope this brings you some comfort and peace. Love, Gloria Williams, Greg Ropp, and Stan Hill.
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Posted at 09:45am
Por favor acepte mis más sentidos pésame por la muerte de su ser querido. Reflexionar en las promesas divinas que se hallan en la Biblia le dará la esperanza y la fortaleza necesaria para seguir adelante mientras se cumplan todas las promesas del Dios de todo consuelo. Revelacion 21:3, 4 dice que Dios limpiara toda lagrima de sus ojos y la muerte no sera mas. No habra mas lamento, dolor, ni clamor. Todo el sufrimiento que estamos pasando hoy dia sera cosa del pasado. Dios promete devolverles la vida a nuestros seres queridos que se han dormido en la muerte (Isaias 26:9). Podra recibirlos de nuevo en una tierra paradisiaca adonde podra abrazarlos y besarlos. Espero que estas cortas palabras le traigan un poco de consuelo de parte de Jehova, el Dios de todo consuelo (2 Corintios 1:3,4).

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