James Kenton Shumate

James Kenton Shumate, 72, died May 31, 2019, at Providence Hospice in Waco after a long battle with end stage COPD. Graveside services for family and friends will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, June 8, at the Oakhill Cemetery in Flatonia.

Jim was born on Sept. 9, 1946, in Monterey, Va., to Lucy and Kempner Shumate. He served in the US Navy for 21 years. After retiring from the Navy, he worked in the truck business until he settled full time in La Grange with his wife, Ann, who he married on Feb. 14, 1985. He worked for Cal-Maine food for 25 years until he retired in 2012. He spent the last five years of his life in Waco.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Lucy and Kempner Shumate; and his sister, Sharon.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Ann; his daughter, Monica and her husband, Ronnie; his stepdaughter, Alicia Leffel and her husband, Rob; his stepson, Randall Steinhauser; his stepdaughter, Amy McCourt and her husband, Austin; his brother, Sam; his sister, Mary Jane; and several grandchildren.

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127 S. Washington St.
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La Grange, TX 78945
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