Joseph Beverly Shumate, Jr. ’50

Joseph Beverly Shumate, Jr. ’50, of Pulaski, Va., died Oct. 22 at this residence. He was born June 6, 1929, in Martinsville, and was the son of the late Margaret Poteet Shumate and Joseph Beverly Shumate, Sr. Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Korea, was a retired CEO of Coleman Furniture Company, a graduate of Riverside Military Academy, a graduate of Davidson, and a graduate of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Shumate. He is survived by his beloved companion, Janice U. Craig; a daughter, Susan Abee (John), 3672 Fleetwood Dr., Portage, MI 49024-5507; one son, Joseph Beverly Shumate III; two granddaughters, Clara and Elaine Abee; along with several nieces and nephews.