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Howard Shumate

Honor Mission
Howard Shumate, Veteran
St Charles, Missouri – 03-04-20


We will stand a flag-line to honor the life and service of Howard W Shumate.  We will then escort this Hero to the cemetery, where he will receive his much deserved full military honors.  Seaman Shumate served honorably in the US Navy from 1940 – 1945, during WWII.

Staging: 10:00 AM

Hutchens – Stygar Funeral Center
5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr
St Charles, Missouri 63304

Ride Captain:

Neil “Nitehawk” Hill

Special Instructions:

Brief: follows staging.
Flag-line: for visitation up to service time.
Service: 11:00 AM, following service, escort to Jefferson Barracks Nat’l Cemetery, 12:30 PM ETA.
A small chance of rain is expected with a temperature range of 38 – 55 degrees.
Flag support: Tom “Raven” Cox
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water will be provided.

Submitted By: Neil Hill
Position: Missouri Ride Captain

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15 Comments To "Howard Shumate"

#1 Comment By Billie Hill On February 29, 2020 @ 9:51 am

From my family to yours we send our sincerest condolences. We pray that you may find piece and comfort in this time of sorrow. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you in this time of sorrow.

#2 Comment By Robert Smith On February 29, 2020 @ 10:45 am

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there.
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there.
I did not die.Mary Frye

#3 Comment By Neil Hill On February 29, 2020 @ 11:34 am

From my family to yours… I pray your family and friends will find peace, during this time of sorrow in the loss of this US Navy and WWII veteran. Our nation is grateful for your honorable service. Your service and sacrifice to our country should never be forgotten. We now stand for you as you once stood for us.

Neil Hill “Nitehawk”
USAF 1974-1978
Riding in memory of…
James “Bud” Hill, US Army… Brother
SFC Mark Schroeder, US Army (RET)… PGR Brother & RC
Rodney “El Rod” Hale, USMC… PGR Brother
Ron “I-Candy” Peterson, USMC… PGR Brother & RC

#4 Comment By GrampyBob On February 29, 2020 @ 4:11 pm

My condolences for the loss of your loved one. Be Proud of your loved one for their service and sacrifices they made to preserve our Country’s Freedom. Stand down and rest in eternal peace,your mission is complete. We now stand for you as you once stood for us.
Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly, Leave the rest to God.

USASA M.P. Cpl 59-62 Retired Lt. LEO.
Ride Captain Patriot Guard
Montgomery City, Mo.
Riding In Memory of My Wife Judy Griffith
Patriot Guard Rider 1/05/2009 5/20/2019
Riding in Honor of my Son:
Mark D. Griffith U.S. Navy Veteran
Riding in Memory of my Uncles:
Mural Griffith U.S. Navy WW ll
Orville Griffith U.S. Army WW ll
Sterling Griffith U,S, Army WW ll

Sfc Mark Schroeder USA PGR Brother and R.C.
Rodney”ElRod”Hale USMC PGR Brother
Ron”I-Candy”Peterson USMC PGR Brother and R.C.

#5 Comment By Al Colvin On February 29, 2020 @ 4:44 pm

It has been said “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, veterans don’t have that problem.” Slow hand salute to Howard for his service to our great country. May you be proud, and take comfort, knowing that he really did make a difference.
Al Colvin
Old Army Viet Vet

#6 Comment By Robert W. White On February 29, 2020 @ 7:21 pm

My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, US Navy, WWII Veteran, Seaman Howard Shumate. We thank you for your service to a grateful nation, may your family find peace in knowing you served proudly and comfort in the months to come. May you rest in peace for your mission is now complete. I salute you.

Robert “Bob” White
USA (Ret) 1SG
Vietnam Era
Jul 72 – Aug 94
Ofallon, MO

Riding in Memory of:
F.C. White, Sr, Tec 5 USA, WWII (Father)
G.A. Thompson, Pvt, USA, WWI (Grandpa)
D.A. Thompson, MCPO, USN (Ret), Korea (Uncle)
G.A. Thompson, Sgt, USMC, Korea (Uncle)
L. Norris, Msgt, USAF (Ret), Vietnam (Uncle)

Riding in Honor of:
F.C. White, Jr, Ssgt USAF, Vietnam (Brother)
F.C. White, III, Pfc, ARNG (Nephew)
D.B. White, PO2, USN, Vietnam Era (Twin)

#7 Comment By bobbybreuer On February 29, 2020 @ 9:13 pm

I am sorry for the loss of your Loved One . I pray God will comfort , strengthen and bless you all as you go through this very difficult time .
I am thankful for Mr. Shumate’s service and sacrifice for our country in the US Navy during WW II . He is ” Fallen Never Forgotten ” . May he Rest In Peace .
In God I Trust
” Remember for every 1 mile of road there are 2 miles of ditch ” Unknown

#8 Comment By iceber58 On February 29, 2020 @ 11:11 pm

My wife and I wish to extend our condolences on your loss.

We stand with feet planted firmly on rich soil knowing what freedom is. Because of our veterans, I am free to honor God and country without persecution. Where there is injustice, I am free to fight. Where there is silence, I am free to speak. Where there is hate, I am free to love.

Your love one’s watch is over, may they rest peacefully in the arms of God.

Bruce Berg, ISC, USN (Ret)

#9 Comment By Ricky Moceri On March 1, 2020 @ 7:26 am

I pray for comfort and spiritual healing for the family of a true American Hero. His service and sacrifice to preserve our freedoms will never be forgotten and for this I am thankful.
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Revelation 21:4

Ricky Moceri
State Chaplain
Patriot Guard Riders

#10 Comment By Billboy On March 1, 2020 @ 7:43 am

My Condolences go out to family and friends of WWII US Navy Veteran, Howard Shumate may you rest in peace and may God be with you, Thank you for your service to our Country.

#11 Comment By Joseph Bilodeau On March 1, 2020 @ 6:57 pm

My wife and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of an American Hero. His service and sacrifice to our country to preserve our freedom is not and will not be forgotten. I wish him Fair Winds and Following Seas. Your mission here is completed. Rest in peace, we have the watch!

Joseph “Mustang” Bilodeau

Sailors pray,
for fair winds and a following sea
The smell of salt in the air,
the feel of their skin as it’s touched by the spray
An albatross soaring above,
dolphins in the ship’s wake at play
To witness a work of art that only God can create,
the sunset at the end of day
At night a million stars in the sky,
safe anchorage in an islands lee
When the time comes to die as for all it must,
to awake in Sailors Heaven where nothing ever rusts
And always there would be,
fair winds and a following sea
By Charles D. Williams

#12 Comment By John Faul On March 2, 2020 @ 8:35 pm

I would like to offer my sincere condolences and prayers for Howard Shumate. May the peaceful moments and cherished memories bring the family and friends renewed strength in the difficult days ahead. Do not let your heart be troubled your faith will keep you strong.

#13 Comment By Richard Harden On March 2, 2020 @ 9:48 pm

My deepest Condolences for your loss and when remembering your loved one I pray that you look to God to be with you and your family currently and throughout the coming years.
Thank You Veteran Howard Shumate for your service to protect this country, and for my Freedoms. You will not be forgotten.
Rich “Poor Man” Harden
Patriot Guard Riders

#14 Comment By Jim Kleszczewski On March 3, 2020 @ 12:27 pm

My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Hero Shumate. Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten.

Jim “(1) Gun-Shy” Kleszczewski

#15 Comment By Dave Zambruski On March 3, 2020 @ 11:07 pm

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. Their dedication and service to our country will never be forgotten. It is veterans like them that allow us our freedoms and blessed way of life. Rest assured that every veteran feels the loss of one of their own. I pray God gives you strength and peace during these difficult times.
Dave “Z-man” Zambruski
USAF (ret) 1982-2014
MHPD (ret) 1994-2019