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Sandy Springs Chapel

136 Mt Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, GA

OBITUARY

Worth B. Shuman III

February 19, 1951August 25, 2019
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Worth Bagley Shuman III of Roswell, GA passed away on August 25, 2019.

He was born on February 19, 1951, in Richmond, VA. “Dusty”, son of Worth Bagley Jr and Faye Shuman, was predeceased in death by his beloved wife of 41 years, Jonita Rankart Shuman. Dusty graduated from Sandy Springs High School in 1965 and attended the University of West Georgia. He worked for National Beverage Company for 25 years and retired in 2017 as VP of Sales. He delighted in meeting and serving the military community. Dusty greatly enjoyed golf, NASCAR, fishing, playing the guitar and watching the Atlanta Braves. After retiring he purchased a boat and enjoyed time on the water with his Florida family. He is survived by two children, Worth Bagley “Shane” Shuman IV (Devon) of Gulf Breeze, FL, Justin Shuman of Roswell, GA and sister, Linda Shuman Zachary (Art) of Virginia Beach, VA. Grandchildren include Jonsie Jonita “JJ” Shuman and Sadie Rose Shuman whom lovingly called him “Poppy”. A celebration of his life and viewing will be held at the Sandy Springs Chapel, 136 Mt Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs GA 30328 on Thursday 9/5 from 2-4p. A private, family graveside service will be held at Arlington Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • Prayer Service Thursday, September 5, 2019

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Melissa Rankart

September 7, 2019

Dusty will always be bigger than life ❤️ His presence will always be felt with his infectious smile and big heart. People like Dusty don’t ever go away.
This loss hit us hard and we are reminded that the pain now was worth the happiness then. ❤️
Rest In Peace Dusty ❤️
We love you forever,
Dante and Melissa Rankart

Gordon Manley

September 5, 2019

Dusty, may you Rest In Peace.

Great memories of building the Rip It Brand from scratch with Dusty, Charlie and Joe.

Ken Cass

September 3, 2019

I first met Dusty in Europe at a Army food service show. He was the "RIP IT" GUY! Needless to say, Dusty was the highlight of the event. Always had a smile and friendly to everyone he met. Didn't realize at the time that the brokerage that I work for would go on to represent Dusty's company to the military resale system. In the years I lived in Germany, always looked forward to his visits. A true gentleman, who loved the military, his family, & the company he gave so much too. I will always cherish our friendship and memories of our adventures in Europe! God bless you Dusty and RIP my friend!

Roy Hardwick

September 3, 2019

Dusty, we are going to miss you my friend! You'll be remembered for your passion for your company, your commitment to the military soldiers and their service and for your love of family and friends.
I worked with Dusty for a number of years as our company was his broker to the military resale system. Dusty become a good friend as I respected his commitment to his company, his loyalty to our organization and his dedication to serving the finest customers(the US military and their families) in the world. We spent a lot time on the road together at meetings and dinners and talked about our families, our hopes for the future and our plans for life after retirement. Dusty had a big heart, a great laugh and I was proud to call him my friend.
Roy Hardwick

Peter McDevitt

September 1, 2019

Dusty was a great person and trusted friend.

I will think of him fondly with a warm place in my heart.

Pete McDevitt
OSCWEBco

Lynn Stroud

August 30, 2019

Dusty was my teen years neighbor, friend and classmate in high school. I grew up next door to his wife, Jonita. I was so thrilled (and so blessed) to see him in 2015 when he came to our 45th high school reunion. He lit up when he talked about his sons, who he was so proud of...and he was such a beaming grandfather too. He was loved by so many. Hearing of his passing has stunned me and others from his youth with unexpected sorrow. I offer my prayers for comfort and peace to Dusty's family and friends during this difficult time. He is reunited with the love of his life and his Lord, and I will miss him.

Charlie Maier

August 30, 2019

Worth Bagley Shuman III, that's a title not a name.. He was always "Dust Man" to me. I knew him for years and we worked together at Shasta for many of them. We literally travel the world together from Hawaii to Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait, Germany, and all over the US. If I had to choose a word to describe "D Man" it would have to be passionate. He was that and then some about his family, his work, and his Lord. We had our ups and downs but way more ups than downs. He was my friend and I will miss him.

Timothy Boschen

August 30, 2019

I am his first cousin. To me and our family, he was always Dubby. As children, we spent many summer days together riding bikes all over Norfolk, swimming in Ms. Abrams' pool and going to the movies. Dub came to Germany a few times when I was assigned there as a chaplain. He visited with us and we shared a meal or two. I have many fond memories of him and will keep him tucked in my heart. To his children, grandchildren and to Linda, I pray God will assuage your terrible grief and sooth your hearts with His peace. Tim

Devon Shuman

August 30, 2019

I have to remind myself daily that big grief is the price we pay for big love. I have very big grief right now. I'm angry and heartbroken and scared because I don't want our girls to have to do life without their Poppy. Thank you for being so impactful and available to them while you were able. We will forever remember your bear hugs, belly laughs, kisses on the lips and kind and generous spirit. You personified BIG love and I miss you.

Worth Shuman

August 30, 2019