Melvin Laverne Shumake, aged 92 years, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018 at a local hospital. He was born on the 22nd day of March 1925 in Temple, Texas to Evin Bird and Gladys Ola (Hart) Shumake.
Melvin married Claudia Marie Copeland in Temple in 1946. In 1953 Melvin and Claudia moved to Little River. He was a member of the Little River Baptist Church where he was a deacon for many years. Melvin was also a WWII era veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps.
Melvin was preceded in death by his wife Claudia in 2014, as well as his parents Evin and Gladys, his two sisters and his three brothers.
He is survived by his two niece’s Gay Russell of Temple and Lynda Staley of Little River as well as numerous other nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Hewett-Arney Funeral Home on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 10 AM.
Hewett-Arney Funeral Home of Temple is entrusted with the arrangements.