Fred Schumpert

Fred Schumpert, 84, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home after a lengthy illness and being a shut-in for many years. He was born on October 16, 1926 in Newberry, son of the late Jacob Oscar and Bessie Lee Stevens Schumpert.

Mr. Schumpert was a faithful and active member of First Baptist Church as long as his health permitted. He was co-owner of Long & Schumpert Grocery & Seafood until his retirement. He was a World War II Veteran Staff Sergeant Battery C 107th Division and served as a medic. Most of his tour of duty was spent overseas in Korea, the South Pacific, the Philippines and Okinawa. He was a member of the 40 & 8 where he held many offices; a member of the American Legion Post 24 where he also held many offices; and a volunteer fireman for Friendly Fire Department.

Mr. Schumpert is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Doratha Minick Schumpert. Fred loved his family and was a good provider for them as long as his health permitted. He was a loving father and grandfather to two daughters, Marsha Thompson and husband, James of Easley; Frieda Kesler and husband, Craig of Newberry; grandchildren Tammy Rice and husband, Rusty of Easley, Bryan Thompson of Beaufort, Jimmy Thompson and wife, Angee of Easley, Danielle Stuck of Simpsonville, Haley Stuck of Goose Creek, Barry Kesler of Newberry, Melynda Kesler of Lexington, Jeannie Schumpert of Washington, DC, Tara Schumpert of Spartanburg, and Michelle Schumpert of Union; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Schumpert was predeceased by a son, Gene Schumpert.

The family will be at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Frieda & Craig Kesler, 1970 Trinity Church Road, Newberry. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2011 at First Baptist Church by the Dr. Kenneth Harmon, Rev. Hugh Bickley and Rev. James Cuttino. Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery, Springdale Section. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 807 Caldwell Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or Hospice Care of Tri County, 13795 C R Koon Hwy, Newberry, SC 29108 or of one’s choice.

Honorary pallbearers are his First Baptist Sunday School Class; members of Friendly Fire Department; members of American Legion Post 24; members of 40 & 8; and staff of J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home. Active pallbearers are Jimmy Thompson, Bryan Thompson, Barry Kesler, Sam Little, Rusty Rice, Rowdy Rice, John Ross, and Clarence Livingston.

Fred Schumpert of Newberry died Monday, March 28, 2011, at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home.

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#27 Anne Kirkland 2011-04-09 11:20
Dear Doratha & Family,
So sorry for your grief. You have been on mind since Fred passed. It is so hard to give up loved ones. I never knew just how hard until this past year & a half. May God give you grace & peace to help get you through. Just know that I love you all and will always be your friend. Should you need anything please feel free to let me know. I remember all the good times we had together.
#26 Anna Hawkins Hope 2011-04-03 14:38

You are in our thoughts and prayers. He has certainly been at J.F. Hawkins for so long. My dad (Jack Hawkins) always enjoyed seeing you when you would come to the nursing home.
#25 Cheryl Bedenbaugh 2011-04-01 17:12
Mrs. Doratha,

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Fred's passing. I thought we were gone that day he & I fell @ your home. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Love, Cheryl Bedenbaugh
#24 Bill Folk 2011-03-31 10:34
Doratha, Marsha, and Freida:
I was very saddened when I heard about Fred. I can't begin to tell you what an impact on my life Fred had. He was not only a wonderful boss and mentor, but a dear friend during a time in my life when I needed someone to turn to. I think of him often and have the fondest memories of our time together. He was a great man who I loved and respected. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Bill Folk
#23 Michael Shelley 2011-03-31 09:20
I am deeply sorrowed by Fred's passing. My mother Mary Nell loved you folks like her own brother and sister. I can see why she felt so much for you. I hope that you will allow me to help any way possible in the future. Mike
#22 Wilson Senn 2011-03-30 21:22
Mr. Schumpert and our Uncle Charlie were roommates at J.F. Hawkins for several years. They were such good buddies as roommates, and Mr. Schumpert took good care of Uncle Charlie. The Senn family extends its sympathy to all of his family and friends during this time of grief.
#21 Sheriff Lee Foster 2011-03-30 21:12
On behalf of our family, please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Fred. We are also thankful for his service to our Country during a desperate time. Please know that Mr. Fred is at peace with our Father for which I am confident. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#20 Dianne Byrd 2011-03-30 20:15
I was so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. He was such a good man, and Mama loved him dearly.
He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I am sorry I couldn't get to the funeral, but I could not find a sub for my classes (we have to find our own subs now!). I know this is a hard time for ya'll, but just remember that God is watching out for you.
If you need me for anything, let me know.
Love to all!
#19 The Pughs 2011-03-30 16:49
Doratha and family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the passing of your love one. May God bless all of you - love - Martha and Dale Pugh
#18 Lisha and Henry Senn 2011-03-30 15:39
Frieda, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May God's love surround you all. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know.
#17 Rene Neel 2011-03-30 13:29
Freda and Family

So sorry to hear of passing of your father. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Russell, Rene, Ryan & Ross Neel
#16 Adra Battle 2011-03-30 13:25
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of bereavement. God Bless!!!
Newberry Veterans Affairs
#15 Ray and Patty Heck 2011-03-30 13:14
Doratha, Marsha, and Freida:
We are so saddened to hear of Fred's passing, but know he is so happy to be with Mama, his parents, and Gene - not to mention with His creator!
Fred was more than a cousin to me - he was a special uncle that I cared deeply about. I remember his laughter and kidding as I was young and his heart toward my Mama for years past. She loved him so! And he always talked of her with so much love which made me love him even more.
I will truly miss him!
My heart, love, and prayers go out to each of you during this sad time. I thank God for the wonderful memories He has given you and me of Fred and they will last long with us. I hope they bring joy during this time of great loss. I am praying for peace and comfort that only Christ can give at this time when your heart is so heavy.
Know we are praying for you all and hate that I cannot make it there right now. Our love and prayers will be there though! Know I love you all!
In Christ's precious love,
Ray and Patty Heck
#14 Virginia Reese Porte 2011-03-29 21:13
Dear Doratha,
Gussie Raines and I want to extend our deepest
sympathies to you and your family. Gussie would love to come to be with you during this time but she is still recuperating from her fractured hip and is not allowed to travel. Please know you are all in our prayers.

Virginia Reese Porter
#13 Allene Dawkins 2011-03-29 20:38
Doratha, we were so saddened to hear about Fred. We have such good memories of the good times we used to have. Please know that our love, thoughts & prayers are with you & all your family at this sad time! May God bless you all. Allene & James
#12 Jane Woodward 2011-03-29 20:20
Frieda& Craig, Sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one,Mr.Fred. Deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. May God bless you at this time.
#11 Brenda Smith 2011-03-29 19:49
Doratha, Frieda and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Fred's passing. Oh, how I wish James could have the everlasting peace that he has now. May God be with you all during this sad time. Pease be with you!
#10 Debra and Jimmy Mont 2011-03-29 17:24
Freida, Craig and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. You will be in our thoughts asnd prayers.
#9 Dia & Tony Ware 2011-03-29 16:49
Mrs. Doratha, Tony and I are saddened to hear of Mr. Fred's passing. We have always cared alot about you both. We enjoyed renting the little cottage years ago. Please know that you and yours are in our prayers. May your faith in God help you to endure this time. We love you.
#8 Von Hendrix 2011-03-29 16:47
Doratha and Family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sadness in your lives. May God's peace that passes all understanding be with each of you during the days ahead. From our hearts to yours, Von and Jean Hendrix
#7 Gloria Crayne 2011-03-29 15:23
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sadness. Love and Prayers Gloria Jean and Amanda Crayne
#6 Nancy & Tony Pitts 2011-03-29 14:23
Frieda, We are so very sorry to hear of Mr. Fred's passing. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate to let me know. May God hold you even closer now!
#5 Helen Griffin 2011-03-29 14:10
Dear Tammy and Boys,
Wesley and I are very sorry for your grand-dad's loss. Our love and prayers are with you always, but you already know that!
#4 Ellen D. Linder 2011-03-29 13:29
Marsha and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you peace and comfort during this time of sadness.
#3 Rose & Chuck Meadows 2011-03-29 12:53
Frieda, Craig and family, we are so soory to hear about your Dad, our prayers are with you.
#2 Duck & Sally Kinard 2011-03-29 10:48
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We remember the good times in years past. God bless you all.
#1 Jim and Patsy Parks 2011-03-28 17:26
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Fred's passing. I am so thankful I got to see him yesterday. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God's strong arms of love, mercy and comfort surround you during this difficult time.

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