David “Papaw” Paul Shumaker

David Shumaker

Died: Jul 18, 2020
Chesterfield, VA

David Shumaker

Died: Jul 18, 2020
Chesterfield, VA


David “Papaw” Paul Shumaker, 81, of Chesterfield, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 18, 2020. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Judith Shumaker; daughters, Stephanie Shumaker, Kimberly Martelli and her husband, Dr. Mike Martelli; grandchildren, Katherine Maloughney (Patrick), Susan Watts (Sean); great-grandchildren, Savannah, Austin, Kaelinn and Jackson Maloughney; sister, Delores Minear and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Albina Shumaker and siblings, Juanita, Margaret, Barbara, Charles, Robert, Donald, and William. There are few men that leave as lasting and as meaningful an impression on the world as David. Few could keep up with him. He was a very hard-working man and owned a side business to ensure his family had extra luxuries. He was an avid fisherman who loved surf fishing on the Outer Banks, bowling, and spending time with loved ones and friends. He devoted his life to caring for his family. A much-adored Father, Uncle and Grandfather, he was a true Patriarch and ‘the Rock’ of his family who offered help and wisdom to many. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Due to the current circumstances surrounding Covid-19, he will be laid to rest privately at Dale Memorial Park. A Celebration of Life is being planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made through his personal memorial page at inmemof.org/David-Shumaker.

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David “Papaw” Paul Shumaker

11 responses to David “Papaw” Paul Shumaker

  1. Hugs and prayers for all his family. Wish I could be there with you now. David was my strength and total support for many years. Being the two youngest in a large family we grieved together for the loss of our siblings. I will miss him more than can be expressed.

    As a small child I would hold his football for him to kick. Just as he got to it I would let go. Funny now but not then.
    Miss you David, RIP

  2. Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear about David. He was such a kind and wonderful person. Thinking of you all and sending love.

  3. Ed Stables says:

    Judy and Stephanie
    I was shocked to hear of Dave’s passing because I just knew he would bowl forever. I will miss my friend and I understand your loss. Please accept my and my families’ deepest sympathy and know that I will miss him very much. If the is anything you need do not hesitate to call me.

    Your big friend and bowling buddy,
    Ed Stables

  4. Kim and Judy,

    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and hope that you have peace that surpasses all understanding.

    Michael, Jennifer, Michael Anthony, Ashton, and Bella

  5. Kim and family,

    Jerry and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your Dad. May you find peace in the wonderful memories you have made with him.

    Jerry and Debbie Minsinger

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