Dink Shumate age 85, passed away November 19. Private services will be held at a later date.
Dink was born in Hartsville a son of the late Joy A. Shumate, Sr. and Elizabeth Nelson Shumate. He retired from DuPont after 35 years of service. He loved his family, wife, cats and dogs. He was an avid Gamecock fan.
Surviving are one son, Steve (Etral) Shumate, Hartsville; one daughter, Debbie (Chris) Ridenhour, Hartsville; grandchildren, Drew (Carie) Shumate, Ryan (Gerit) Ridenhour, Stephen (Jennifer) Ridenhour, Brant (Lynn) Woodham; great grandchildren, Jacob, Olivia, Cameron, Matthew and Brooke. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Gerlyn Johnson Shumate.
The family would like to give a special thank you to his caregiver Julia Scott for her care during Dink's illness.
Memorials may be made to the McLeod Hospice House, 1203 East Cheves Street, Florence, S.C. 29506
Norton Funeral Home is honored to serve the Shumate family.