Mr. Albert Lester Shuman
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Mr. Albert Lester Shuman, age 89, died Thursday, August 29th, at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, Georgia, after an extended illness. Born April 1, 1924, in Statesboro, Ga., he helped his father at his grocery store from the time he was very young. He attended Statesboro High School, joined the National Guard at age 16, followed by the Royal Canadian Air Force, where he attended flight school, and finally, the U.S. Navy. Although he was at the top of the list to attend Air Cadet School, his dream of being a pilot was dashed by a failed vision test. He was transferred to the USS Franklin aircraft carrier and then the smaller USS Wake Island. As one of the "Greatest Generation", he proudly served his country during World War II while traveling the world.
He married in 1945, attended Georgia's Teacher's College and was a business owner in downtown Statesboro for many years before becoming affiliated with the Georgia Department of Corrections. He furthered his education by attaining his master's degree at Georgia Southern University before retiring. He was a devoted husband and loving father.
Mr. Shuman was married to the former Betty Jean Marsh of Portal, Georgia, until her death in 2010. He was also preceded in death by his first son, Dr. Ricky S. Shuman; two brothers and a sister.
He is survived by his older brother, LJ Shuman Jr. of South Carolina; a son, Dr. Monty Shuman (Jenny) of Dublin, Georgia; daughter-in-law, Dr. Brenda Shuman Riley (widow of Dr. Rick Shuman) of Macon, Georgia; daughter, Pam Deloach of Valdese, N.C.; daughter, Debbie Shuman, also of Valdese, N.C.; grandchildren, Jeff Shuman, Rod Shuman, Brooka Hutcheson (Chad), Blair Inabinet (Bill), Holly Johnson (Darrell), Neil Lukowski (Heather) and Keith Lukowski; 14 great-grandchildren and many extended family members.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.
A funeral service and burial will follow on Sunday at 3 p.m. in Bulloch Memorial Gardens with his grandson, Neil Lukowski, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Promise of Hope, P.O. Box 321, Dudley, GA 31022.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Statesboro Herald, August 31, 2013
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September 7, 2013
Debbie and family I am so sorry to hear of your lose. May God bless and keep you is my prayer.
Bonnie Gay
September 5, 2013
To the entire Shuman family, you all have my deepest condolences for the loss of Mr. Shuman. I had the pleasure of spending the last year of his life with him at the VA hospital and it was a pleasure to know him. He always had a great sense of humor!! He would always say something that would just crack up the staff and it was a part of him that we grew to know and love. May God bring peace in the midst of sorrow.
Vontressa Williams
September 4, 2013
Joey Nesmith
September 4, 2013
Debbie, so sorry to hear about your dad, he is in such a better place now. You and your family are in our prayers.
Steve Cartee
September 3, 2013
Monty, Debbie, and Pam, we were sorry to hear about Mr. Shuman's death. Hub thought so much of him and enjoyed the time they worked together! Prayers with your family! Hub and Cissy Powell
September 3, 2013
Monty and Jenny, You have my deepest sympathy on the death of your dad. I pray God will confort you at this difficult time. Susie Waters
September 3, 2013
Sorry about Albert's death. Bill Shuman, Athens, GA
September 3, 2013
I was saddened to hear about Albert. I am Judy Lynn, LJ Shuman, Jr's grandaughter. I saw my grandaddy this weekend, and he is beginning to decline. He is 98 and he's the last sibling standing....I feel the whole family will be together soon.....Judy Lynn Dasinger
September 2, 2013
so sorry for the loss of a wonderful person- for many years the Shuman's were a pleasant sight in the neighborhood. Mr. Shuman will be missed but I know he is with his family in Heaven
September 1, 2013
You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Ronnie Powell
September 1, 2013
Dear Albert's Family, I knew Albert and Betty well and visited with them many times and surely met all you kids. My prayers and sympathy are with you. Cousin Neil
Neil Shuman
September 1, 2013
Monty, Pam & Debbie, I am sorry to hear about your Daddy. It hasn't been that long since you lost your mother. Well, they are in a much better place today in the presence of our savior! May God give you his peace in the days ahead.
Hal Waters, Jr.
September 1, 2013
Deepest sympathy to Alberts family,
Anita Shuman-Momand
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