The Times West Virginian

Obituaries

March 22, 2014

Thomas Shuman

Thomas Alexander Shuman, 88, of Chama, N.M., passed away Wednesday (March 19, 2014).

He was born in July 1925, in Delslow, to Hilda Fern Haines and Thistle Raymond Shuman.

Sisters are Billie Kay Cole and Rose Marie Satterfield. He married Nancy Lou Wallace on Nov. 30, 1944, in Amarillo, Texas.

He attended West Virginia University and went on to get a degree in electrical engineering. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, with the rank of major. He retired from White Sands Missile Range as troop commander. He was stationed in many locations throughout the world.

He was 32nd degree Mason, Caleb Butler Lodge.

He is survived by his spouse, Nancy Lou Wallace Shuman; his children, Thomas Alan Shuman and wife Arthie, Nancy Lynn Burton, and Kimberley Wallace Fisher and husband Jay; grandchildren, Tiffany Bandy, Jeffrey Shuman, Ryan Shuman, Heather Burton, Michele Burton, Bryan Burton, Nikole Sparacio, Richele Beauchamp and Rusty Russom; great-grandchildren, Bryce Reid, Joseph, Gabrielle, Madison, Morgan, Tyler, Dylan, Angelique, Zyren, Addison, Averie, Zayne, Etienne, Malachi, Nikolae and Kairi; sisters, Billie Kay Cole and Rose Marie Satterfield; and many friends.

Thank you to his many friends, family and church family, Episcopalian and Presbyterian. Special thanks to St. Jerome’s.

He loved God, service and family.

Arrangements by Rivera Family Funeral Home (505-753-2288). To share a memory, please visit our website at www.riverafuneralhome.com.

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