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Ernest Daniel Shumaker

August 16, 1926 December 27, 2018
Ernest Daniel Shumaker
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Obituary for Ernest Daniel Shumaker

Ernest Daniel Shumaker, 92, of Bridgewater, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018 at White Birch Estates.

He was born in Olin, NC on August 16, 1926, and was a son of the late John and Dora (Rash) Shumaker.

Ernie retired from U.S. Gypsum Company after 39 years of service. He was a member of Bridgewater United Methodist Church He served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 1st. class during WW II, where he earned his purple heart during operations at Normandy. On April 8, 2015 he was presented the French Legion of Honor Medal from the ambassador of France. He was a member of the Waterman Drive VFW Post.

In his younger days he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid golfer.

He was united in marriage on July 8, 1946 to Blanche H. Shumaker, who preceded him in death on January 22, 2018.

He was the last surviving member of his immediate family

He is survived by three daughters, Linda Carol Liefeld and husband Roger, of St. Helens, OR, Deborah Sue Robinson and husband Rich, and Peggy Denise Swicegood and husband Dewey, all of Bridgewater. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Bridgewater United Methodist Church with Rev. Stephen Creech and Rev. Jim Harris officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater United Methodist Church, 219 North Main Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812.

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11:30 AM 2/23/2019 11:30:00 AM - 12:30 PM 2/23/2019 12:30:00 PM
Bridgewater United Methodist Church

219 North Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Bridgewater United Methodist Church
219 North Main Street Bridgewater 22812 VA
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Bridgewater United Methodist Church

219 North Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

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