Jimmy Roger Shumate, 80, of Wilkesboro passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at Wilkes Senior Village.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mr. Shumate was born Jan. 1, 1939, in Wilkes County to Charles and Maggie Lorraine Reavis Shumate. He retired as the human resource manager of Bahnson Company. Mr. Shumate was a member of Wilkesboro Baptist Church. Mr. Shumate was an All-American football player at Wilkes Central High School and went on to play for his beloved Tar Heels at UNC.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sallie Ann Parlier Shumate; five sisters, Sue Miller, Bobbie Harless, Ruby Hamlin, Bessie Watson and Peggy Craven; and three brothers, Ralph Shumate, Rex Shumate and Ray Shumate.  

He is survived by a daughter, Judith Shumate of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; a grandson, Thomas Daniel of Wilmington; three great-grandchildren, Justin, Kaydence and Zoey, all of Wilmington; and many nieces and nephews.  

In lieu flowers, memorials may be made to The Greenway, 717 Main Street, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.

Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com.

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