Celebrating the life of

David Randall Shuman, Sr.

October 07, 1956 - May 02, 2020

David Randall Shuman, Sr.

David Randall Shuman Sr., 63, passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2020 surrounded by family. 

He was born in Savannah, Georgia, son of the late Henry Ford and Ruth Cubbege Shuman. David spent all of his life residing in Savannah, GA. 

David was a hardworking and dedicated man, who loved his family dearly. He was full joy and always willing to lend a helping hand. He truly enjoyed coaching throughout his children’s youth and impacted many lives in this manner. David, or “Papa” to his grandchildren, enjoyed supporting his children and grandchildren in many sports and community activities.  David spent most of his career working at Union Camp/International Paper and was employed at Kinder Morgan at the time of his passing. When he was not at work or playing with grandkids, particularly at the beach, David enjoyed working on his truck, playing golf, and doing yard work.

Surviving are his wife Omie Diane Shuman of Savannah; son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter David Jr., Emily, and Blakely Shuman of Richmond Hill, GA; daughter, son-in-law, and grandsons Abigail S., Kenneth III, Kenneth IV, and Cooper Cail of Savannah, GA; son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren Jim Allen, Kaitlyn, Brooklyn, Banks, and Kennedy Shuman of Anderson, SC; brother H.Ted Shuman (Francine) of Cordele, GA; sister Diane S. Buffington (Dupree) of Simpsonville, SC and brother Donnie E. Shuman (Veva) of Savannah, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Due to Covid 19 a private graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Remembrances: In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in his name to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, 4710 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31404.




So sorry to hear about your loss. David was a great man.May God wrap His arms around you and give you strength during this tragic time. Love to the whole family.

- Reggie and Margaret Davis, Savannah, Ga

So sad to hear this. I got to see David, Donnie & Diane @ Mr Shuman’s funeral. I’ve known David since 1st grade, I’ve always admired the Shuman family. I wish we could have been more in touch through the years. Such a tragic loss. Praying for all.

- Steve Todd, Guyton , Georgia

Very sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

- Michael Reagan, Helper, Utah

I remember David from our old neighborhood when his family live at the corner of Cranman and Weiner where we played in the streets. Such a simpler time. Also from Heard elementary School where he was known as “Speedy Shuman” because he ran so fast. May God bless his family at this time.

- Jim stevens, Pooler, Georgia

Shocked and saddened to hear of cousin David’s passing. Many fond lifetime memories. Prayers for all of his family.

- Tommy Cubbedge, Wilmington Island, Ga.

A candle has been lit!

Our hearts and prayers are with you all. May you feel our gracious God’s healing and peace, now and in the days ahead, as He carries you through this great loss. Lean on Him.

- Jo & Joe Gamble, Savannah, GA

Ted, Diane, and Donnie, I am so sad and so sorry to hear of David's passing. You know we would all be there for you if we could. Please send my sympathy to his wife and family. Love to you all, Carol

- Carol Jones, Snellville, Ga

Donnie, Ted, Diane and family members, We are so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of David! I know he will be terribly missed. Good memories of family reunions when we were growing up- so many cousins! May God bless you all and comfort you during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you, Debra and George

- Debra Cubbege Edenfield , Richmond Hill, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

I am so sorry for your loss. David was such a wonderful man who loved life. He will be sadly missed.

- Kathy Wright, Savannah, Ga

We are so sorry to hear about David. We will be praying for you and your family.

- Linda and Danny MacMillan, Savannah, Ga

Abigail-I am just heartbroken for you and your family. Please know you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

- Katie Fallon, Savannah , Ga

I lived next door to David. He was one of the nicest people I have ever known. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Sending prayers to his family. May GOD BLESS each of you and give you the strength to get through this difficult time.

- Jackie Matteson, Inver Grove Heights, MN

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

- Bruce and Cindy (Dotson) Simons, Pembroke , GAso sorry to hear

Our love to you all during this time of sadness! He will be missed! Praying for you all.

- Rob and Gayle Grotheer , Savannah , Georgia

Diane and family, we are so sorry to hear this sad news. You are in our prayers.

- Kathy and Jim Ryan, Savannah, GA

Ted, Diane and Donnie and all the Shumans, our hearts are heavy at this news. I remember David as soft spoken and so very kind. We are comforted to know he is in the palm of God's hand. God Bless You All. We are with you in spirit.

- Agnes Harty and Bill Major, Atlanta, Georgia

I am saddened by the loss of your beloved family member. Sending thoughts and prayers for your loss.

- Diane Baker, Savannah , Georgia

Dear Shuman Family, The Marchands send our deepest condolences to you. I have fond memories or Mr Shuman growing up with David. You guys will be in our continued thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love Jack and Family

- Jack Marchand, Savannah, Ga

We are saddened to learn of the sudden passing of your beloved family member. We loved his happy smile. May you all feel the warmth and love of God during this very difficult time. We are praying for all of you.

- Tony and Beth , Savannah , GA

A candle has been lit!

Sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all.

- Brenda Stewart, Springfield, GA

I am so sorry for your loss. David was a good man who loved his family. He was always one of my favorite co-workers.

- Paula Webster, Savannah, GA

Coach Shuman will forever be remembered by so many who played for him. He instilled in his team the importance of practicing the way you want to play. I can recall he was always challenging us to strive to become better. He taught us to play with everything we had, both body and heart. He believed in us. He held his team accountable for being a good sport, no matter match outcome. Thanks for your time, invaluable life lessons and the wonderful memories, Mr. Shuman. Godspeed. Condolences and all my bests to the Shuman family.

- The Lientz Family, Savannah, GA

Dearest Diane and kids... I was devastated to read about David in the paper today. I am so very sorry. He was such a gentle, kind man. Always smiling and happy whenever I saw him. I know you all will miss him terribly. My heart aches for all you and for his grandchildren who will miss his gentle presence in their lives. All my love to all of you. Annie

- Annie Quaile , Savannah, Ga

Saddened and shocked to be hearing this sad news. I grew up in the "old neighborhood" and what a truly great place to spend our childhood it was. I was a little ahead of David but remember him well. Ted, Diane & Donnie, I wish I could come up with the perfect words ... I know all too well the deep hurt of losing a sibling … Deepest Sympathy

- dan frawley, Clyo, GA

Diane, I am so sad to read about David. I remember him as a precious little boy. Prayers for all the family.

- Susan Halligan, Savannah, GA

So sorry for you loss. Our prayers are with you and your families.

- Sloan and Kat, St. Augustine, FL

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. I know he will be greatly missed.

- Martha R DeHaven, Savannah, GA

I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing! As a family member I am sad that I can’t attend the service, but we all know it’s for the best! Love you all!

- Paula Parker Saxon, Black Creek , Ga

I remember David (and Donnie) well from little league baseball in Savannah growing up. He was always happy, hustling, and scrappy! May God bless him and the family.

- Mark Buttimer, Eatonton , Ga

I am so sad to hear about our loss of a great friend David. I will miss seeing his smile face at the Elba plant. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

- Piyush Shah, Savannah/Houston, GA/TX

Donnie, I am so very sorry to hear about David. I grew up on Weiner Drive. All of us neighborhood kids were always playing together in the streets - great memories. I remember David as always smiling and playing ball. Sincere prayers for you and your family.

- Brenda Canady Witt, Lexington, SC

Donnie and Veva, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

- Peggy Kill Mancarella, Simsbury, CT

I hated to hear about David . I know he enjoyed life and got all he could out of it . He was a good guy and I'm sorry , I know he will be missed .

- Laney Carter, Pooler, GA

Abigail, sending all my love to you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I know this enormous grief of unexpectedly losing your beloved Dad. you, your mom, brother, and family will be in my prayers ❤️

- Camille Harrelson, Denver, CO

My prayers are with the Family

- Joseph Johnston, Savannah, Georgia

I’ve had the privilege of working with David for the past year and he was a good man. He alway went out of his way to come and say hello and make sure everything was going alright. He will be missed! I am very sorry for your loss!

- Allen Lundy, Grand Bay, AL

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Services Will Be Private