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Harry Adam Shumate – OBX today


Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

Harry Adam Shumate, 95, of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, died Sunday August 28, 2022 at his home.

A native of Bath County, Virginia, he was born August 10, 1927 to the late Julia Helmick Shumate and the late Kenton Fisher Shumate.

Harry served his country honorably during the Korean War with the United States Army from 1950 to 1953. He graduated from William and Mary College with a bachelor’s degree in accounting/law. He spent his career as a Chartered Accountant, Tax Accountant and Auditor with Wausau Insurance. For two years he served as National President of the National Society of Insurance Auditors. He was also the Commanding Officer of American Legion Post 233 Varina and a member of Ft. Raleigh American Legion Post 26 Nags Head.

In addition to his parents, Harry was predeceased by his wife, Betty Lou Quidley Shumate, his sister, Mabel Neff, his niece, Paula Midock and Rita Midgett, his aunt.

He is survived by three sisters-in-law, Joan Keys of Weslaco, TX, Darlene Smith of Pine Knoll Shores, NC, and Vivian Simpson of Suffolk, VA., Many nieces and nephews, and best friends forever, Jon and Vicky Halferty of Roanoke, Virginia. Harry will be greatly missed by his loving and constant companion, SheckiShu.

A memorial ceremony will take place at a later date.

Memorials can be returned to the Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To plant a tree in Harry’s memory or send flowers to the family, please visit www.TwifordFH.com/send-flowers.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is helping the family make arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.