John Marvin Shumpert, 83, of Oak Ridge, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, at Methodist Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 5, 1929, in Mooreville, Miss., the son of B. T. and Mary Tucker Myers Shumpert.
Mr. Shumpert served for 47 years with the K-25 Federal Credit Union, including 25 years as president of the board of directors.
He was a long-time member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Mr. Shumpert was a 32 degree Mason and member of Faith Masonic Lodge #756. He was also a member of the Knoxville Scottish Rite, the Oak Ridge York Rite, and the Royal Order of Scotland. He enjoyed fishing and his greatest enjoyment was his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a man with a heart of gold who loved and was so proud of his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jeanette Miller.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marilyn Shumpert; children, Patti Scott and husband Ben of Harriman, Cathy Householder and husband Earl of Knoxville, and John Houston Shumpert and wife Angela of Solway; sister, Betty Witt and husband Ed of Crossville; brother, Jack T. Shumpert and wife Norma of Suwannee, Ga.; brother-in-law, James Miller of Oak Ridge; a very special niece and nephew, Tracy Stout Powers of Oak Ridge and Rick Powers of Oliver Springs; and grandchildren, Ann Marie Cundiff and husband Brian of Harriman, Paul Scott and wife Jennifer, Josh Householder, Courtney Lake and husband Shane, all of Knoxville; Joey Scott of Ten Mile, Kevin Scott of Cookeville; Kristen Shumpert and Brooke Shumpert, both of Oak Ridge; great-grandchildren, Katy, Megan, and Sarah Cundiff, Tyler Scott, Nick, Autumn, and Emily Scott, Makenzie and Jayden Lake, and Riley and Zachary Householder.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 6–8 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary. A Masonic Service will begin at 8 p.m. led by members of Faith Masonic Lodge #756. The funeral will follow with Dr. Steve McDonald officiating. A private graveside service will be held at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family asks that any memorials be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Rd., Lexington, KY 40502.
An online guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.
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