Clifton Eugene Shumake, 85, of Mooresville, NC passed away on Monday, October 7, 2013, at Brian Center in Mooresville.
He was born in Mooresville, June 28, 1928, to the late Cranford and Carrie Shumake. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Arney Shumake and brothers, Dwight Shumake and Otis LeVan. Gene was a weaver for Burlington Industries for over 20 years. After retiring from Burlington, he was the owner/operator of Gene’s Taxidermy and also worked as an Animal Control officer for the Town of Cornelius. Gene is survived by sons, Michael Shumake & his wife, Donna and Ricky Shumake, Sr. and wife, Carol Sue; brother, Melvin Shumake and sisters, Jo Rita Archie, Jackie McKnight and Margie Meadows; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Services for Gene will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 1:00 PM at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Pethel officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Berea Baptist Church Cemetery in Mooresville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Corriher Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 1980 N. NC Hwy 153, China Grove, NC 28023.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Shumake family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.