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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • John Henry Shumaker

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  • DAVIS — Services for John Henry Shumaker will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Hale's Memorial Chapel in Davis.
    John was born May 6, 1928, in Yale, Okla., to the late Richard and Mary (Quarter) Shumaker. He died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, in Ardmore, at the age of 84 years, 8 months and 10 days. John and Dorothy Ayers were married on May 2, 1953, in Gainesville, Texas.
    John grew up in Yale, where he attended school. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, joining in October 1950 and receiving an Honorable Discharge on Oct. 24, 1952. Most of his working career was spent as a roughneck in the oilfield industry. From 1971 to 1976, John owned and operated Shumaker's Conoco Station in Davis. Most recently, he worked as a crossing guard for the Davis Public School System until his health forced him to retire.
    Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; son, John Stephen Shumaker of Marietta, Okla.; granddaughter, Terria Parson and husband, Matt of Gainesville, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Waymon and Lily; brother-in-law, Joe Tom Ayers and wife, Dana of Davis; brother, Richard Shumaker of Okmulgee; and two sisters, Mary Ellen Carpenter of Oklahoma City and Marjorie Botts of Irving, Texas.
    John was preceded in death by his daughter, Candy Shumaker.
    Service's are entrusted to Hale's Funeral Home, Davis.
    Online condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.
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