Mr. Shuman, 64, of Oakland, died Thursday, March 16, 2017.
John Thomas “Tom” Shuman, of Oakland, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2017 at 64 years old. He was the husband of Julie S. Shuman. They shared 29 years of marriage together.
Born in Winter Garden, Florida, he was the son of Benjamin Talbert Shuman and Betty Hawthorne Shuman. Tom discovered his love for woodworking and diligently worked to perfect his craft. He built furniture and cabinets for many years. Being a fourth-generation resident of West Orange County, he developed a love for local history and never refused an opportunity to expound on it.
Tom belonged to Family Christian Center in Clermont and the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation. He enjoyed playing bass guitar, going to church, studying the Bible and sharing his faith. He will be remembered for his unwavering faith in God and genuine love for people.
Tom is survived by his wife, Julie; their two children, Katie and John; his sister, Mary Shuman; and his step-mother, Loretta Shuman.
His celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. March 25 at Family Christian Center, 2500 S. U.S. 27, Clermont, Florida 34711.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Family Christian Center, fcclive.com.