Jan 20, 1960 – Mar 3, 2016
Funeral services for Russell Vernon “Rusty” Schumpert, 56, who passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2016 will be held three p.m., Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, SC with burial in the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends from one-thirty p.m. until the time of the service on Sunday at the funeral home.
Rusty was the son of the late W. O. “Buck” and Imogene Thames Schumpert and Godson of the late Vernon and Carrie Bell. He is survived by his sister Laura (Jim) Buice, sister-in-law Marisa Schumpert, niece Bryane Washburn, and nephews Jason Stapleton, Joel Stapleton, and Jarrett Schumpert. He was predeceased by his brother, Jay Schumpert.
Rusty was a sales manager at S. I. R. Webbing for 15 years.
He graduated from Williston Elko High School and attended USC and Midlands Tech from which he earned 3 Associates Degrees.
Rusty loved people, and he made a difference in many lives. If you needed a pick-me-up, whether a good word or monetary, he was always there and willing to help. His heart was full of compassion. He loved God and felt closest to Him when spending time on the lake or in the mountains. Rusty was a great animal advocate and brought home many strays. Rusty loved being outdoors on the lake, driving his convertible, attending Clemson games and tailgating. He also enjoyed going to concerts, especially The Grateful Dead. He loved to cook almost as much as he loved to eat and was also a wine connoisseur. Rusty was a world traveler who never met a stranger and made friends all over the world.
He had so many amazing friends whom he loved dearly and who loved him in return.
Rusty was very close to his family who loved spending time with him on the lake. Whether you knew him as Rusty, Russman, Roscoe or Punk you knew you had a loyal friend.
In Rusty’s memory, donations may be made to Barnwell County Animal Shelter Foundation, P.O. Box 1009, Barnwell, SC 29812 from which his two most recent rescues were adopted.