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Neil Shumate

Neil Preston Shumate

May 17, 1931 - October 23, 2017


Visitation Location: Roush Funeral Home

Visitation Hours: Sunday, November 19 (2-4PM)

Graveside Service Location: Sunset Memorial Park

Graveside Service Time: Monday, November 20 (1PM)











Neil Preston Shumate, 92, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away on November 15, 2017, at The Willows Center in Parkersburg, WV.

Neil was born on January, 4, 1925, in Edwight, WV, son of the late Samuel Nelson and Gertrude Virginia Tolley Shumate.

He was a retired supervisor at Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp. in Ravenswood. He was a member of the VFW Post #3488 in Sandyville, and the Masonic Lodge #95 AF &AM in Beckley, WV. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II in the South Pacific.

Neil is survived by his daughters, Terri Phillips (Rob) of Newport News, VA, and Carol Jones of Frankfort, KY; grandsons, David Wayne Harper II (Kim) of Gloucester, VA, and Jennings Starcher of Dunbar, WV; great grandsons, Will and Aiden Harper; brother, Carlos Keith Shumate of North Royalton, OH; son-in-law, Terry Starcher of Ravenswood, WV; extended family, Randy Spragg of Fairmont, WV; and numerous friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth “Peggy” Shumate; son, Thomas Neil Shumate; daughter, Kathryn Starcher; great grandson, Preston Conner; and brother, James Nelson Shumate.

The graveside service will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017, at 1:00 pm at Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley, WV, with Masonic Graveside Rites provided by Beckley Lodge #95.

Friends may visit the family on Sunday, November 19, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood, WV.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at roush94@yahoo.com or on the Roush Funeral Home Facebook Page.






















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