Joseph Tyler Shumate, age 22, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 at his home.

He was born January 17, 1997 in Wilkes County to Joey Keith and Teresa Ann Brown Shumate. Mr. Shumate attended Bethel Community Baptist Church on Vannoy Road. He was a 2015 graduate from East Wilkes High School, where he was the Lightest Regional Heavyweight Champion in Wilkes County, also placed 4th in the State Wrestling Tournament. He loved sports and played all sports. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding four wheelers, nature and a big outdoorsman. He loved his children and his family. Mr. Shumate was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Peggy Jo Anderson Gryder; great grandparents, Prudie Ethel Bell, Estel Boyd Bell, Ethel Yvonne Brown and Spencer Monroe Brown.

Surviving are his parents, Joey and Teresa Shumate; daughter, Aubree Grace Shumate; sons, Jaxxon Lee Shumate, Joziah Tyler Shumate; his fiancée, Brittany Tillman; grandparents, James and Pauline Watts, Tommy and Darlene Brown; grandfathers, Roger Shumate, Willard Gryder; brothers, Mayson Shumate, Jarred Shumate; best friends, Dylan Foster and Chelsea Caudill, Nathaniel Tutterow; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and other love ones.

Memorial service will be held 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Miller Funeral Chapel with Rev. Richard Cox and Rev. Graylin Carlton officiating. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 5:00 until 7:00 on Wednesday, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his children, 3375 Speedway Road, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.

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