Norman Edward Shumaker, Jr., 73, of Dillwyn, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020 with his devoted wife of 50 years, Nancy Land Shumaker, by his side. He was born to the late Norman Edward Shumaker, Sr. and Essie Maude Shumaker of Buckingham County on June 28, 1946. He joined and became a U.S. Armed Forces Veteran. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Dillwyn. He leaves behind two loving daughters, Amy Shumaker Vincent of Midlothian and Toni Lynn Shumaker of Farmville and a dedicated son in law Michael Vincent of Midlothian. He also leaves behind three beloved grandchildren, Benjamin (Ben) Vincent and Elizabeth Vincent of Midlothian and Madison (Maddie) Moreland of Farmville. He leaves a loving brother Duval Shumaker (Faye) and a loving sister, Margie Shumaker O’Bryant of Henrico. Also, two loving nieces, five loving nephews, their spouses and numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins.
His lifelong passion was always sports. As a child he collected baseball cards, played baseball through high school and as an adult he coached boy’s baseball and football for the Dixie Youth League. As a coach he formed many lifelong friendships with fellow coaches, parents of players and the many men he coached over the years. Those times in his life were some of his favorite. He would never miss an Atlanta Braves, Washington Redskins or Virginia Cavaliers game on TV. He traveled to every game he could to watch his grandkids play ball and those of his nephews and great niece and nephews. He was always proud to be there and to support them. He was and always will be remembered for being a loving husband, father and an exceptional Papa. He was a good friend to have, a respected member of the community that he loved so much and an all-around amazing family man. He will be missed by many.
“Although our lives’ journeys have bid us to be apart, I am with you, you are with me, always in our hearts.”
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