Chris was born Jan. 7, 1960, and passed away peacefully Dec. 24, 2012. He was a native Atlantan, more recently living in Cumming. He grew up in Sandy Springs, where he graduated from Riverwood High School in 1978.
At Riverwood he was a three-time State Tennis champion and achieved all-star awards in basketball. He was awarded a scholarship to play both sports at Appalachian State University, but later transferred to Clemson University to study economics and to meet and marry Donna Dayberry of Mauldin, S.C.
Chris graduated from Clemson in 1982 and entered law school at the Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University in Macon. He graduated cum laude in 1985 and headed back to the Atlanta area to practice with the Carter & Ansley law firm, where he soon became a partner. He was with that firm for more than 20 years, mainly in insurance defense litigation.
In 2007 he joined the law firm of Mozley, Finlayson, and Loggins as a partner and remained there until his untimely health problems.
Chris was a sports enthusiast who loved to keep up with the Atlanta Braves and also the Falcons. He enjoyed the fellowship and competition involved in participating in the various sports leagues of basketball, softball, golf tournaments and ALTA tennis.
Chris also loved his family and his church. He was ordained as an elder in the Presbyterian Church USA and served Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church in various capacities. He was also elected to the board of trustees for Mount Vernon Presbyterian School and served there in its early developmental stages.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Donna; son, Will; daughter, Amy; parents, Don and Betty Shuman of Cumming; and brother, Kerry Shuman of Woodstock.
A memorial service will be held at the McDonald and Son Funeral Home in Cumming, Saturday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. with visitation beginning at noon.
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McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.