Travis ‘Lee’ Shumate Jr., 56, his words were soft, his limits endless

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Travis “Lee” Shumate Jr.
Travis “Lee” Shumate Jr.

Travis “Lee” Shumate Jr., of Wilmington, died peacefully Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the age of 56.

He was born on June 24, 1958, in North Wilkesboro, son of the late Travis and Betty Cook Shumate. Lee was preceded in death by a brother, Timothy Odell Shumate.

Lee is survived by his sweetheart, Christie Svajdlenka; daughter, Taylor Danielle Shumate; brothers, Michael Glen Shumate and Johnny Ray Shumate (Tonya); stepchildren, Kelly Marie Golden and Kyle William Baur; grandchildren, Parker and Peyton Golden and Olivia and Trevor Baur; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Lee was a true southern gentleman. His only worry in the world was for those around him to be happy. His words were soft, his heart full of love and laughter, his limits endless and his jokes… well they always got a laugh one way or another. He will be remembered and forever loved as a great dad, dedo and soulmate. “Sure enough, there it is.”

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday June 13, 2015, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel. A memorial service will follow the visitation starting at 11 a.m.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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