Robert “Bob” Lee Shuman

Robert “Bob” Lee Shuman

October 11, 1927 – June 26, 2020

WENDELL – Robert “Bob” Lee Shuman, 92, went to his Heavenly home on Friday.  He was born in Bulloch County, GA to the late Claude & Bessie Viola Basemore Shuman.  Bob was a kind man with a warm and loving heart.  He served his country in the U. S. Army as well as U. S. Air Force.  He worked in civil service for 26 years.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dot Smith Shuman, granddaughter, Laura Starling, siblings, Lester Shuman, Geneva Collins, & Annie Mae Hollingsworth.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Lewis Shuman, daughter, Jean Starling (Wayne) of Wendell, step-children, Ginger Preddy of Franklinton, Tim Davis (Judy), grandchildren, Josh Starling (Camber), Casey Holmes (Blaine), Johnnie Scott (Brooke), Tim Davis, Jr. (Kerry), great grandchildren, Grayson, Braxton, Trent, Austin, Lillie, Davis, Colton, Collin, Keira & Kyla.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kennedy Children’s Home, 2557 Cedar Dell Ln, Kinston, NC 28504 in honor of Pastor Glen Brock or Transitions Life Care, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC, 27607.

Funeral 3 pm, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.  Livestream service 11 am, Tuesday, Grace Baptist Church Cemetery, 220 Barden St, Princeton, NC.  Bob will lie in state Sunday from 12-4 pm, at Strickland Funeral  Home & Crematory.


  • Erma Adkins Posted June 28, 2020 9:51 am

    He was a sweet man always Smiling

  • Robert and Pat Jenkins Posted June 28, 2020 10:50 am

    Marie, Robert really enjoyed being in Sunday School with Bob. We pray for the peace and comfort that comes only from Jesus.

  • Faye Littleton Posted June 28, 2020 12:28 pm

    Jean, Wayne, and family, so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Tammie Sanders Carroll Posted June 28, 2020 6:20 pm

    I didn’t know him that well but he was such a nice man. I always enjoyed talking to him

  • Joy Barefoot Posted June 28, 2020 8:03 pm

    Jean, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Uncle Bob was a special part of my like in my high school days and I loved him and Granny Dot both so much. Uncle Bob carried us to a lot of ballgames and I spent a lot of days and night with all of you. Good times and memories. I am so glad I got to share all days with your family.He was such a good and loving family man and I am sure he is rejoicing in heaven with Granny Dot and our Heavenly Father. Love you all. ❤️❤️❤️💕💕❤️❤️

  • Johnny Worley Posted June 28, 2020 8:30 pm

    Jean & Wayne we are sorry to hear of the loss of Mr, Bob, He was such a sweet, gentle man and have such fond memories. Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you both, Johnny & Betty

  • Danny and Jean Hocutt Posted June 29, 2020 7:16 am

    Love and prayers to the family

  • Chrissy and Ken Hunter and family Posted June 29, 2020 10:30 am

    We loved Mr. Bob! He was always smiling and helping us out at our restaurant, from serving, washing dishes and rolling silverware! He could put down a fish plate for sure! We sure will miss him! He is in much better place now. Marie, we love you and will be here for you!

  • Susan Andrews Posted June 29, 2020 11:57 am

    Ricky and I are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a very kind and friendly man. He will truly be missed. We’re keeping you and your family in our prayers.

  • Roy and Rose Pope Posted June 29, 2020 12:06 pm

    Marie and family so sorry to hear about Mr Bob he always brighten our day on Sunday morning visiting our Sunday School class every Sunday .he was a very loving,caring person.we will always remember his friendly and caring nature. He will really missed at church.May God bless you and your family always.

  • Joyce Creech Posted June 29, 2020 12:29 pm

    Had the pleasure to serve with Bob and Marie on our church bereavement meals team for many years. Bob was such a joy to work with, always willing to help wherever needed. I will miss him so much, but the memories are forever. All my love to Marie and the family

  • Betty Harris Posted June 29, 2020 6:39 pm

    So sorry to hear the loss of Mr. Bob.??He was one of the sweetest people I have ever known and he loved everyone. I pray God will give you peace in knowing where he is now

  • Tom & Vickie Vaughan Posted June 30, 2020 11:54 am

    Ms. Marie & Family, We are so very sorry about the loss of Mr. Bob! He fought the good fight, now he is at home! We will miss him so much, but it was such a blessing to have known him. We want to extend our deepest sympathy to you and all your family. We have been praying for God’s comfort & strength for all of you during Mr. Bob’s sickness & now his homegoing! We know he is rejoicing in heaven, just waiting for his family! We love you Ms. Marie😘

  • Beverly Anderson Posted July 1, 2020 9:01 am

    “Uncle” Bob was always so kind to me as a child. Even though I never saw him much after growing up, I never forgot his kindness. Jean, you were blessed with a sweet Daddy. I am praying for you and your family as you grieve the earthly loss of “Uncle” Bob. Beverly Holt Anderson

  • Robert and Pam Earp Posted July 3, 2020 9:32 pm

    Marie and family,
    I am so sorry to hear that Mr. Bob passed away. I will truly miss seeing him and hearing him pray at church. I will truly miss my Sunday morning hugs from him.
    Robert and I thought so much of him. He will be greatly missed. I will continue to pray for you all.

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