Michael Alan Shumate
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Michael Alan Shumate, who was 58 years old.
Mike grew up in Luray, and attended Lakewood High School. He then moved to sunny California where he lived for several years and opened a recording studio. He also drove a truck up and down the West Coast, which he loved to do. An unfortunate accident in 1983 left him paralyzed and wheelchair bound for the rest of his life. He spent 2 years in rehabilitation and then moved to Columbus where he attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a Masters Degree in Political Science. He recently retired from Nationwide Insurance where he was a claims representative.
Mike loved to sing, especially The Beatles. He became very proficient in playing the harmonica and was a joy to everyone. Amazingly to everyone, Mike bought a van and drove himself around to work and other activities as he was driven to be as independent as possible. Mike’s other passion included his video blog on Youtube (shortshu), which were brash, funny and creative.
Mike will be missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Boden Shumate and Phyllis Maxine Dearing; and an older brother, David Lee Shumate.
His living relatives include John and Jamie Shumate of Newark; Robert Steven and Pamela Shumate of Cartersville, Georgia; Eric and Jae Shumate of Georgia; Bryant and Casey Shumate of Newark; Jasmine and James Klusty of West Lafayette, Ohio; Amber and Justin Hue of Cincinnati; Rachel and Justin Devoll of Yellville, Arkansas; Derick Shumate of Heath; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation is from 3 - 5 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013, at 7625 Cherryfield Pl., Worthington Hills, Columbus, OH 43235. Arrangements entrusted to Caliman Funeral Services. www.calimanfuneralservices.com