He was born June 16, 1946, in Chaffee, son of Stanley E. and Rhoda Ross Shumpert.
Shumpert served in the U.S. Army.
He retired as a deckhand with American Commercial Lines. He was a member of Seafarers International Union.
A memorial service will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 22 at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, with the Rev. Wayne Kinder officiating. A graveside service will follow at Ross Cemetery near Chaffee.