Melvin Kevin Schumacher
SPRINGFIELD - Melvin be-gan his life on Dec. 10, 1955, in St. Louis, Mo., to parents Clara Lorraine Moore and Samuel Freder-ick Schumacher, and de-parted this life on Dec. 23, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Ill.
A long-time member of Abundant Faith Christian Center in Springfield, Ill., Melvin was a true "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" man who worked for, or volunteered much of his time to, the City of Springfield, State of Illinois, YMCA and American Legion Post 809. His legacy in Springfield was one of countless hours of volunteerism with multiple agencies including Habitat for Humanity, St. John's Bread/Pantry, Abundant Faith's as well as other community-based services and shelters in the Greater Springfield area. Many would turn to Melvin for his assistance in their hour of need, whether they needed help or were asking him to provide assistance. He selflessly gave back to the community in which he chose to live. Melvin also knew the meaning of living life to the fullest as a member of the Rat Pack Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed their road adventures as well as life's joys from travel and people he met along the way.
Melvin was preceded in death by his son, Martin D. Lewis, on June 2, 2005. He leaves to cherish his mem-ories his parents, Samuel Schumacher and Clara Moore Lincoln; daughter, Rebecca R.L. Schumacher; six grandchildren: Jazmine Lewis, DeJuan Adams, Martina Teasley, Marshawn Youngblood, Martin Schu-macher, and Mariah Schu-macher; sisters: AliceAnna Schumacher of Fairfax, Va., Valerie N. Robinson of Denver, Co.; brothers: Charles L. Schumacher of St. Louis, Mo./Springfield, Ill., James D. Lincoln of Las Vegas, Nev., and Timothy C. Lincoln of Springfield, Ill.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and dear friends.
Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour before the service at 10 a.m. at Abundant Faith Christian Center, 2525 Taylor Ave., Springfield, IL 62703. Pastor Jerry Doss officiating. Interment will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Walker Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.