On the afternoon of March 8, 2021, Joseph A. Shumpert passed away in a Hospital in Savannah, Georgia. Joe was from Lexington, South Carolina and was born on December 1944 to James A. Shumpert and Blanche Roof. During Joe’s life, he served in US Army during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Purple Heart. Joe had a great passion for antique automobiles that lead to his love of purchasing and fixing up cars. More recently Joe became known as the “Waving Man” at the local park in Kingsland, Georgia where he will be dearly missed for his friendly wave and smile that brightened people’s days.
Joseph Shumpert is preceded in death by his wife Sandra N. Shumpert, his parents James A. Shumpert and Blanche R. Shumpert, and his siblings Barbara A. Williamson, Elaine Domanqiuez, Emma A. Napier, Bernice Ocheo, George A. Shumpert, George M. Shumpert, Marcella Jeffcoat, Minnie Kireta, and James W. Shumpert.
He is survived by his two daughters Beverly Jo (Alan) Fulop and Sandra Jo (Michael) Schiele, his two grandsons Kris Fulop and Ty Schiele and his siblings Dorothy Blakely, Allen Shumpert, and Pearle Etheridge.
Graveside memorial will be held at a later date
Praying for the family and friends.
- Derek Thompson, Grovetown, GA
Please accept our condolences and sorrow for your loss of Your Father, grandfather and family member! We will miss him also and are thankful for the time we could spend with him at our church!
- Sally Leatherman, St. Marys,, Georgia
Beverly Jo sorry for the loss of your father Joe. Joe was a good man. Helped my family in time of need when he lived in Lexington South Carolina. Joe was my neighbor until he moved to Georgia. Was not aware of his passing until I saw it in the Chronicle newspaper here in Lexington. Once again sorry for your loss.
- Steve Caughman, Lexington, S.C.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel