George E “Shump” Shumpert

George E “Shump” Shumpert

Birth
Lexington County, South Carolina, USA
Death 9 Jul 2012 (aged 83)
West Columbia, Lexington County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 93427457 · View Source
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WEST COLUMBIA - A memorial service for George E. (Shump) Shumpert, 83, will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Mr. Shumpert was born February 9, 1929 in Lexington County and passed away July 9, 2012. He was the son of the late George W. Shumpert and Mollie Lucas Shumpert. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict Era and Peacetime. In the racing world, his fans knew him as "Shump" King of Wheel Stands. He traveled around the country performing ¼ mile wheel stands in a red, white and blue hemi-powered Dodge A-100 pick-up truck called "Thunder Wagon", which later was engineered to roll over upside down while going down the track. Becoming the worlds' only wheel stander and roll over exhibitionist back in the days. He retired from racing, carpet installation and carpet cleaning. He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Shumpert Johnston (Johnny) of West Columbia, sons, Roger Shumpert (Jackie) of West Columbia and Eddie Shumpert of Gaston. He had 9 grandchildren: Roger Shumpert Jr. (Jamie) of Lexington, Chris Shumpert (Allison) of Gaston, Tina Shumpert Bullis (Chris) of Columbia, Jennifer Johnston Bergeron (Chris) of Lexington, Christina Johnston Bundrick of Lexington, Josh Shumpert of South Congaree, Dillon Shumpert of Gaston, Christian and Jason Shumpert of West Columbia and 16 great grandchildren. Also a brother, Stanley Shumpert (Barbara) of Gaston, sisters Lynn Rae Johnson (Don) of Gaston and Shirley Bachman of Gaston. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years, Vera Elaine Wood Shumpert, daughter, Susan Shumpert, son, Danny Shumpert; brothers, C.W. (Dub) Shumpert and A.B. Shumpert, sisters, Lynette Yonce and Louise Vining. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Disabled Veterans. Online register barr-price.com (803) 356-4411

PUBLISHED IN THE STATE FROM JULY 11 TO JULY 12, 2012


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  • Created by: Melinda B-B
  • Added: 10 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93427457
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George E “Shump” Shumpert (9 Feb 1929–9 Jul 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93427457, ; Maintained by Melinda B-B (contributor 47408732) Unknown.