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Union McMinn Baptist Church Cemetery
Saturday July 21st, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Celebration of Life

Southeast TN Trade and Conference Center
Saturday July 21st, 2018

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Thomas Obra Schumpert

Thomas O. Schumpert, age 65 of Athens, TN passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at home surrounded by his family.  He was born in Orangeburg, SC but lived in Athnes with his wife of 40 years.  He was a former employee of TVA and Athens Utilities.  Tom loved his family, his dog Mai Ling, spending time at his cabin in Tipton Creek, NC and Tennessee Football. 

He was preceded in death by his father Louis Marion Schumpert, Sr

He will be missed by:

  • Wife: Elaine Gray Schumpert of Athens, Tenn.,
  • Daughter: Jennifer Geros Cartersville, Ga.,
  • Two Sons: Brett Womac of Athens, Tenn., Jason Knecht of Athens, Tenn.
  • Mother: Vonette Boylston of Columbia, South Carolina,
  • Three Sisters: Robin Lee of Isle of Palms, S. Carolina, Vicki Wooten of West Columbia, S. Carolina, Dottie Robidoux of Lexington, S. Carolina,
  • Brother: Louis Schumpert of Columbia, S. Carolina,
  • Three Grandchildren: Savannah Geros, Garrett Geros, and Gavin Geros,
  • Several nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 21, 2018 at SE Tennessee Trade and Conference Center, 122 Regional Park Drive, Athens, TN followed by a Celebration of Life at 12:00 Noon.  Memorial contributions may be made to Athens Civitan Club, c/o Jo Lundy 600 Woodward Ave., Athens, TN 37303; Tri-County Center P.O. Box 793 Athens, TN 37371-0793 or Contreras Martial Arts Student Scholarships P.O. Box 1468 Athens, TN 37371-1468. 

Those unable to attend may send condolences at www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Thomas-Schumpert. 

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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Tom was a model employee. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss . Nick and Paula Fortson

Nick Fortson Jul 24 2018 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss...thoughts & prayers for you and your family .... Henrietta Black

Henrietta Black Jul 21 2018 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy, Love Duby and Floried Wade

Gary and Patricia Wade Jul 20 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Elaine and family,

I am sorry for your loss. Tom was more than a good man, as you all certainly know who were closest to him. His smile, sense of humor, and professionalism has been sorely missed at AUB. We all lost a friend when we lost Tom.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Eric Newberry Jun 30 2018 12:00 AM

Dearest Elaine and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time. God promises that you will see your loved one again. So hard to let go here on earth though. God Bless each and everyone.

With Our Deepest Sympathy,
Bobby and Rosie Maddron

Bobby and Rosie Maddron Jun 25 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Schumpert

Karen Gail Shultz Adams Jun 25 2018 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss. Years ago I worked with Tom at Watts Bar. Tom was a good man.

Ron Shanks Jun 25 2018 12:00 AM