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Johnny Lee Shumate

Date of Death: 02/06/2018

Mr. Johnny Lee Shumate, better known as Rock Shumate, died Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in Laurens. Born in Laurens, South Carolina a son of Mr. A.D. Shumate and the late Mrs. Eula Clardy Shumate. He attended the public schools of Laurens County and was a 1972 graduate of Laurens High School where he was an outstanding football player. After his employment with Laurens Glass, he became an all-around “Mr. Handy Man”- a jack of all trades- painter, brick mason, carpenter, singer, and D.J.  He is survived by his wife, Audrey W. Shumate of Laurens, South Carolina; one a son, Dashane (Sharonda) Richardson of Syracuse, New York; a daughter, Jendayi (Charles) Shumate of Laurens, South Carolina; his father, A. D. Shumate of Laurens, South Carolina; three sisters, Gladys Grant, Roberta (William) Young, and Lutricia Shumate all of Laurens, South Carolina; two brothers, Willie Aaron Shumate of Columbia, South Carolina and Willie B. (Betty) Madden of Laurens, South Carolina and six grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 1p.m., Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Duncan Creek Baptist Church with Reverend C. Lamont Jones and Reverend Derrick Barksdale, Sr., officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family is at 1012 S. Harper St. Extension the home of his sister, Gladys Grant. Beasley Funeral Home Laurens is in charge of arrangements.

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Deborah Ligon ()

Johnny Shumate was my class mate, Class of 1972. So sorry to hear of his passing. My sincere condolences to the Shumate Family. God bless!

Carolyn McDowell ()

Sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Yvonne Butler & Laurens County Mass Choir ()

The Laurens County Mass Choir extends our prayers and deepest condolences during your time of bereavement. May our Lord & Savior provide you strength and peace. Much Love.... LCMC

John D. Johnson ()

My heartfelt sympathies go out to the Shumate family during this time.I remember all the times we shared on Sullivan Street.You will suffer no more.Rest In Peace John Lee.You may be gone from here,but you will not be forgotten.

Stephanie Townsend ()

Sending our Love, Prayers and Condolences to the entire family. Your Townsend family from Connecticut

Roney Elmore ()

Life constantly brings changes. As long as we understand that there is someone Biggger than you or I! and truly Believe that JESUS the CHRIST is LORD we are secure. Rest in his bosom. Love you Bert.

Penny payne ()

Audrey Faye this saddens me that rock is gone ...I have found memories of both of you penny

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