Dale Clayton Shumate Sr.
1945 - 2020
Dale Clayton Shumate Sr.

Dale Clayton Shumate Sr., 74, a resident of Waynesboro, Va., passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at his residence.

A son of the late James Sherman Shumate and Vallie (Reavis) Shumate, he was born November 28, 1945 in N. Wilkesboro, N.C.

He was a founding member of Blue Ridge Builders Supply after honing his skills managing six Lowe's stores.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernie and Ralph Shumate; and brother-in-law, John Myers.

Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Sandra M. Shumate; son, Clayton and Jean Shumate; daughters, Nina and Jimmy Fortune, Lynn and Keith Allen, Christy and Troy Herring, Wendy and Shawn Harris; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Suzy Myers, Donna and Gary Messer. He also leaves behind two very dear friends, Vickie Shifflett and Gerald Shifflett.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at McDow Funeral Home. The family kindly asks that those attending wear face coverings.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020, in Wayne Hills Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Billy Coffey. Interment will follow at Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Masons Toy Box, or to The Alyssa House.

Those wishing to share their thoughts and condolences with the family online are welcome at www.mcdowfuneralhomeinc.com.

McDow Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Published by Daily Progress on Nov. 11, 2020.
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
McDow Funeral Home & Crematory - Waynesboro
1701 West Main Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980
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Wayne Hills Baptist Church
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My heart breaks for all the family and wife Sandra. I give my deepest condolence to you all! May the lord give you all peace love strength complete healing and comfort in this time. RIP Dale!
Tiffany Wade
November 20, 2020
It is certain that Dale is looking up at us all from the great beyond surrounded by dearly departed family and friends in eternal reunion.
Simon Iff
November 13, 2020
Dear Family, I have such fond memories of your Daddy and know that he will be forever missed. Nina has been my friend since the 5th grade and her entire family has always been special to me. Nothing but kind words have ever been said about Dale- Nina, Clayton, Sandra, Judy, grandchildren, friends, neighbors are all affected by his passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers......May peace and love shine upon you all in the upcoming days and weeks. Hugs Hugs Hugs......
Jacque Comuzzi
November 12, 2020
Dear Family, I offer my deepest condolences and I pray that our Heavenly Father will bring peace to your hearts. Sincerely, Suzanne
Suzanne Leebrick
November 11, 2020