Mr. Leon Shumate was born on Feb. 13, 1925. He entered into rest on Oct. 11, 2011.
He is survived by his loving wife, Dotsie; his daughters, Connie Robbins, and Pat Winter, and his son, David Shumate, and a host of grand, great-grand, and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sons, Lonnie and Ronnie.
Mr. Shumate served as a veteran of the Army, and a P.O.W. in World War II. He also was retired after 42 years serving at Simmonds Bedding Company in Atlanta, Ga.
A visitation will be held at Parkway Garden Chapel in Forest Park, TODAY (Thursday, Oct.13), from 6 to 8 p.m. A Full Military Funeral will be held at Parkway Garden Chapel on Friday, Oct.14, at 11a.m. Interment will follow at Georgia Memorial Park in Marietta, Ga.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parkway Garden Chapel, 1000 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, Ga., 30297, (404) 366-3522.