Don Aaron Shumate, 81, of Little Rock died Monday, March 25, 2013. He was a United States Army veteran in the Korean War, a member of Grace Missionary Baptist Church, retired from St. Vincent and a HAMM Radio Operator (KE5AO).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Vivian Glover Shumate; siblings, Wayne Shumate, Efleda Rice, Robbie Speck, Montean Hollingshead, Oleta Lokey, Juanita Carter and Bill Shumate; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Survivors include his wife, of 61 years, Patsy Luroyce Box Shumate; son, Michael Don Shumate; brothers, Robert Shumate and wife Ann, J.T. Shumate and wife Juanita, Randall Rhoads and wife Sadie and Dallas Rhoades and wife Mary; and sisters, Bobbie Lucille Joslin and husband Odis and Tamsey Elder and husband Bill.

A memorial service was held Saturday, March 30 at North Little Rock Funeral Home, a Smith Family Funeral Home.

The family requests memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors,

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