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Services for Harvey Ray Shumard, 89, of Ada, are at 2 p.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Revs. Rodger Arter, Terry Pearce, and Robert Brown will officiate. Burial will follow at Lightning Ridge Cemetery.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunmday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. Shumard died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at his home. He was born Aug. 22, 1927, in Stonewall to Warren Harding and May Howard Shumard. He graduated from Vanoss High School and attended Murray State College.
He married Imogene Stephens on June 14, 1947, in Ada. He served in the United States Navy, receiving military honors. Mr. Shumard retired as manager of Gilt Edge Farms and was a member of the Byng Free Will Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene Shumard, of the home; four children, Benny Shumard and wife, Susie, of Ada, Beverly Hanson and husband, Sam, of Hugo, Joyce Arter and husband, Rodger, of Ada and Ronnie Shumard and wife, Tonya, of Broken Arrow; one sister, Goldie Henderson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; a sister-in-law, Dolly Crawley, of Ada; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Melvin, Manuel and Warren Shumard; four sisters, Minnie Brown, Marie Brown, Edith Teel and Beaulah Deatherage; and his father and mother-in-law, David and Georgia Lee Stephens.
Bearers will be Jonathan Shumard, Chase Counts, Ray McQuiston, Brandt Davidson, Beau Spencer and Bailey Spencer. Honorary bearers will be Jon Henderson, David Hodges, Dale Cox and Kirk Powell.
Published on April 21, 2017
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