Joe Lee Schuman, 83, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Dumas Memorial Hospital.
A graveside service is scheduled for 10 o'clock in the morning on Monday, October 9, 2017 at Dumas Cemetery with Pastor Keith Hight of Middlewell Methodist Church officiating under the direction of Morrison Funeral Directors of Dumas, Texas. Family and friends are invited for a visitation following the service at 103 Bellaire St.
Joe was born July 1, 1934, to Fritz and Linnie (Schlee) Schuman in Dalhart, Texas during the Dust Bowl Days. He was baptized in their hometown of Priddy, Texas at Zion Lutheran Church and was confirmed in Dumas, Texas, at St. John Lutheran Church. Joe attended Dumas schools and graduated with the DHS Class of 1952. He was united in marriage to Marilyn McEntire on June 9, 1953, and together they had two children. She preceded him in death in 1992.
Beginning early in his childhood, Joe learned the farming and cattle business from his father. Joe was the owner/operator of Mesa Larga Cattle Company where he farmed in Dumas and held ranching interests in Capulin, New Mexico. He retired from ranching in 1999 and bought the home built by his parents in 1951 in Dumas. Joe spent the remainder of his years with his longtime companion Virginia Mixon. Joe was best known for his fun spirit, entertaining at barbeques and cookouts with fresh picked corn and playing cards with good friends. He was honored to have relatives named after him, a great nephew Nicolas Joe Schuman and his daughter Emberly Joe and his great granddaughter Jolie “JoJo” Schuman.
He is also preceded in death by his parents, brother Dale Schuman, great grandson Tanner Schuman and nephews Robby Schuman and Jeff Schuman.
Joe is survived by son Gary and wife Paula of Dumas, daughter Vicki Schuman Freeman and husband Mark of Texhoma, Oklahoma, and brother Donnie Schuman of Dumas. He was known as “Papaw” to Jared and Jay Schuman and wife Shayla of Dumas, Matt and Ann E. Freeman of Texhoma, Oklahoma, and three great grandchildren, Jake, Brooklyn, and Jolie. He is also survived by nephews, Pete Schuman and wife Debra, Mutt Schuman and wife Christen and their children. Also, Nick Schuman and daughter Emberly, Jessica Schuman Gerhardt and husband Stephen in addition to many beloved cousins from Priddy, Texas.
Memorials may be made to Middlewell Methodist Church, 5859 Road W, Channing, TX 79018.
With our deepest sympathy to the family. May God bless each and everyone. He will be greatly missed. With our love 💗
Lee and Janis Sheppard
Lee and Janis SheppardDumas, TX
Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.
My deepest sympathy.
Henry D. Lewis IIIBlanchard, OK
Mr. Ice Cream Joe ....... you will soooo be missed with your fun loving smiles and fast witted replies !!!! The memories we have, of you driving in the neighborhood and always blowing your horn with that friendly wave to follow, shall remain with us forever!! Thank you for Loving us and sharing your life with us !!!
Prayers and hugs on their way to the whole family and special love, hugs and prayers to Ms. Virginia ..... Mr. Joe’s special ANGEL !!!
Patty & Don MeyerDumas, TX
Sending prayers for your family. So sorry to hear of your loss.
Rebecca Seals (aka Becky Lewis), FL
Jon and Marilynn Hart.Gruver, TX
Sorry for your loss, Joe will surely be missed.
David L BlackburnWinston Salem, NC
A Goodman has gone on to meet his maker. I had the privilege of knowing Joe for a number of years. Now through his family and name sakes he will walk amongst us, lead, loving and living life a new.
God bless the Schuman family, I’m sorry I’m not there to honor him in person.
Sincerely, Conrad Carr
Conrad S. CarrHelotes, TX
Joe was in my opinion a true cowboy and southern gentleman. He will be missed by many. He and his family have been and are a great asset to their community.
Deana HouletteDumas, TX