Thomas R. "Pete" ShumanJuly 21, 1930 ~ June 25, 2017 (age 86)
Thomas R. “Pete” Shuman, 86, widower of Edith Shuman, retired SCANG after 40 years of service, Founder and President of Shumans’ Egg Factory and Farms entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Colleton Medical Center. Pete was born on July 21, 1930 in Reevesville, a son of the late Thomas R. and Belle Walters Shuman. He was a successful businessman and farmer. He was no stranger to hard work and was always noted for his strong work ethics. He had a loving and sweet spirit with his sense of humor and loving his fellowman. He helped anyone, always wishing to stay in the background, remaining anonymous. He loved the outdoors and working with his animals.
He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church serving as deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, Trustees, and usher for 40 years. Also serving on many committees of the church and his last job was ringing the bell on Sunday mornings. Pete was active in all farm programs, servings as Vice President of SC Cattleman’s Association, Farmers Home Administrative, Board of Directors, Farm Bureau, Volunteer for Clemson Extension, and Outstanding Young Farmer for Dorchester County and won 2nd place in state. He was a graduate of St. George High School and attended SC State University in Orangeburg.
A Veteran of SC Army National Guard, Sgt. E-6, after serving 39 years and 9 months, Co. E, 1st Battalion, 118th Inf. Received SC Meritorious Services Medal also Humanitarian medal, Armed Forces Medal and 3 Oaks Cluster Armed Forces Medal and 2 Hour glasses, NCO professional medal, SC Gov. and the Victory Medal WWII Medal for Cold War. He was predeceased by his children, Dickie M. Shuman and Beverly LaTrace.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Clay Shook officiating. Burial will follow in the St. George Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harry Wimberly, Richard Williams, Jeffrey Shuman, Johnny Beaudrot, David Steward, Kenny Murray, Ronnie Johnson and Wade Ammons. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:00 PM at Bryant Funeral Home, St. George.
Surviving is a son, Thomas R. “Richie” (Brenda) Shuman II, Reevesville; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Keven) LaTrace, Salem, Massachusetts, Adrian “AJ” LaTrace Jr. of Chicago, Illinois, Christopher Shuman, Branchville, Savanna (Steven) Cooper, Rosinville and Christine (Riddick) Hiott, Walterboro; seven great grandchildren; and, a sister, Evelyn Wimberly.
Memorials may be made to Memorial Baptist Church, PO Box 566, St. George, SC 29477.