Lewis S. Shumpert

November 14, 1946October 26, 2019

WEST COLUMBIA – Lewis S. Shumpert, 72, was born November 14, 1946 in Lexington, SC and passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019. He was the son of the late Martin and Corine Dooley Shumpert.

Mr. Shumpert worked for the Columbia Police Department from 1968 – 1993 and retired as a Captain. He served two tours in Vietnam on the USS Conway, a destroyer, and the USS Newport News, a cruiser. He enjoyed NASCAR, Gamecock football, camping and gardening.

Mr. Shumpert is survived by his wife, Cathy Shumpert; sons, Mark Shumpert (Amanda) and Tony Shumpert (Kerri); grandchildren, Abi, Aubrey, Annabel and Katie Grace, and sister, Katie Brown.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Columbia Police Foundation, c/o CPD, 1 Justice Square, Columbia, SC 29201.


  • Columbia Police Foundation c/o CPD


  • Funeral Service Friday, November 1, 2019


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Carolyn (Scircle) Rightsell

November 4, 2019

Lewis was in school at Lexington High School in our class through 9th grade.
I was sad to learn of his passing. My prayer is that God will bless and comfort you all in your loss.

Penny Finan

November 1, 2019

The Shumpert’s have been my neighbor for over 30 years. Louie was always in his yard or working in his garden and home improvements. Always smiling and joking, making everyone around him smile. He was our own neighborhood watch. Loved his family. Raised two sons to be outstanding citizens and successful. My late husband and he had a type of brotherhood together. I will forever miss this man. Grateful I was lucky enough to think of the Shumpert’s as family

Donna Carter

November 1, 2019

Lewis worked with my husband, Sgt Bill Carter at Cola Police Dept. We would all get together to watch ball games, movies, go out to eat (Murray’s on Friday nights), swimming parties, etc and had so many good times together. Lots of memories. Lewis had the best sense of humor and would make us all laugh. So sorry for your loss.

Mark Shumpert

November 1, 2019

Thank you all for sharing your Navy and CPD memories of my dad. On behalf of my momma and brother, we cherish these fond recollections of his life.

Joseph Martinez

October 31, 2019

Served on Newport News 1st Nam Cruise. Always remember the good nature and big smile. Sincere Sympathy for your loss. Marty Martinez RD2. Black Eagle, Montana.

Charles Chandler

October 29, 2019

When I started with CPD and walked Beat 9 Louie road Car 17 and would always come by and check on me when we were on Midnights. He was truly a good friend and coworker. We were on D Relief, Lt Willie Derrick and Sgt. Sharpe. Shared so many memories and good times I would have to write a book. He we be missed by all.

Pete Banco

October 29, 2019

I had the great pleasure of working with Louie at Columbia Police Department. During my 42 years there I worked with many supervisors, but he was one of my favorites. He was consistantly kind, friendly, & knowledgeable. My sincere sympathy is extended to the Shumpert family. May the good Lord give you comfort & peace. God bless you all.

Ralph Kern

October 29, 2019

Lewis and I were both Radar men aboard the USS Newport News CA we were in OI division. My bunk was next to Lewis and we spent many a hour on liberty during the News first Westpac deployment ( Vietnam ). During recent years we kept in touch via email. Several years ago my wife and I visited Lewis and Elaine for a few days had a wonderful time. While I visited I was able to present Lewis with a USS Newport News baseball cap I had picked up at a News reunion. I am deeply sadden by Lewis's passing. He was a true friend and great shipmate. Rest your oars sailor we now have the watch. Fair winds and following seas. My condolences to the family.

Ralph Kern

Ron Hand

October 29, 2019

Louie was a fellow radarman, and my best friend aboard the USS Conway, DD 507. We shared many adventures and laughs. When the ship was in port, we often hitchhiked from Norfolk to Columbia. My condolences to his entire family.