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Pvt William Walter Shumate
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1923
Georgetown
Scott County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 1945, Belgium

Walter died in Bastogne Belguim
Son of Alonzo Shumate and Lola Moore Shumate
Brother Jerald, sisters, Julia, Ellen Jean, Margaret, Lola Mae,

Services Friday for Pvt. William Walter Shumate
Funeral Services for Pvt. William Walter Shumate aged 21, who was killed in Bastone, Belguim, January 3rd 1945, were held Friday at 2 p.m. at Johnson's Funeral Home with rev. George Jacobs, pastor of the Christian Church.officiating, Burial will be in the Georgetown Cemetery. with Military services by Scott Post No.24, American Legion and Local post of Veterans of Foreign Wars. Casket bearers, Alfred Whitson, Jr., James Jones, Willie Doan, Clarence Gardner, Robert Brooks, and George McFarland.
Pvt Shumate was born in Scott county; a son of Alonzo Shumate and Lola Moore Shumate.of Georgetown, who survive him, He was a member of the Christian church, and attended Garth High School. he entered the Army on April 1, 1943 and recieved his training at Camp Robinson, Arkansas and Fort Benning, Georgia.He was participating in the Normandy invaision and Battle of Bastogne as a member of the 501st Unit of 101st Paratroopers. He was a holder of the Purple Heartand Presidential Citation.
Besided his parents, survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Eula) Gardner,of Georgetown, Mrs. Robert Brooks and Mrs. George McFarland of Scott CO., and Miss Ellen Jean Shumate of Georgetown, a brother Jerald Shumate of Georgetown. 
 
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 Parents:
  Alonzo L Shumate (1886 - 1966)
  Lola Mae Moore Shumate (____ - 1985)
 
 Siblings:
  William Walter Shumate (____ - 1945)*
  Eula Mae Shumate Gardner (1913 - 1973)*
  Julia Shumate Brooks (1915 - 2002)*
  Margaret Shumate McFarland (1919 - 1984)*
  William Walter Shumate (1923 - 1945)
  Jean Shumate Hensley (1931 - 1996)*
  Jerald B. Shumate (1935 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Georgetown Cemetery
Georgetown
Scott County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Mary Bishop
Record added: Mar 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49088177
Pvt William Walter Shumate
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- Texas Genealogy Bug
 Added: Aug. 21, 2014
You fought a great fight. The war was won. Such a young life stuffed out far too soon. Rest in peace our warrior.
- Hazel Payne Miley LeBlanc a Shumate descendent
 Added: Jan. 1, 2013

- Mary Bishop
 Added: Jun. 16, 2012
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