Robert "R.V." Vance Shumate, Sr.

November 8, 1942 ~ May 26, 2021 (age 78)


 Mr. Robert “RV” Vance Shumate, age 78 of North Wilkesboro passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2921 at his home.  

Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Mountlawn Memorial Park with Rev. Rodney Blake and Rev. Christopher Shumate officiating.  There will be a public viewing from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM Friday, May 28, 2021 at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home. 

Mr. Shumate was born November 8, 1942 in Wilkes County to Otto Enis and Sina Reeves Shumate.  He was a member of Hilltop Baptist Church and retired from American Drew after 40 plus years. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Faye Johnson Shumate, three brothers; Otis, Plato and Rex Shumate. 

He is survived by a son; Robert “Robbie” Vance Shumate, Jr. and wife Tammie McCarter Shumate of Millers Creek, two grandchildren; Christopher Anthony Shumate and wife Ruth of Moravian Falls, Catherine Shumate Matherly and husband Bryant of Moravian Falls and a great granddaughter; Caroline Brooke Matherly, a sister; Betty Handy and husband Junior of North Wilkesboro and a brother; Bill Shumate and wife Georgie  of North Wilkesboro. 

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Wake Forest Care At-Home Hospice, 126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, NC 28697. 

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Public Viewing
May 28, 2021

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Reins Sturdivant
270 Armory Road, P.O. Box 1428
Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Graveside Service
May 29, 2021

3:00 PM
Mountlawn Memorial Park
Hwy 18 North
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659


Wake Forest Care at Home Hospice
126 Executive Drive Suite 110, Wilkesboro NC 28697

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