David Shrum

Obituary of David Eugene Shrum

Tracy City – Mr. David Eugene Shrum, 79, passed away Thursday April 27, 2017 at his home with his family at his bedside. He was born in Palmer, Tennessee on November 19, 1937 to Claude Eugene Shrum and Mary Willie Box Shrum Magouirk who preceded him in death along with his wife, Velma Norris Newsome Shrum; brothers, Clyde and Tommy Shrum; sisters, Maudie Lee Lay and Nellie Brown; step-son, George Walters; mother of his children, Earlene Shrum.


He is survived by his wife, Lynda Borne Ruehling Shrum; daughter, Claudette (James) Nolan; son, Charles David (Teresa) Shrum; sisters, Estelle Keck and Mildred Chapman; step-children, Brenda Bivens, Freda Burnett, Tony and Tommy Newsome. Melinda (Randy) Littell, Chad (Audrey) Schoenmann, Rocky (Michelle) Ruehling, Tim (Stephanie) Ruehling and Jeff (Connie) Ruehling; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; many step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home chapel with Ministers, Jason Bryant, Chad Schoenmann and Sam Long officiating with burial to follow in the Griffiths Creek Cemetery. Visitation: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM Saturday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com


In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to the  Greg Grimes, (Dave’s grandson) cancer fund to help with his travel and medical expense while going to Nashville for treatments. Contribuitons can be made at any Citizens Tri-County Bank or the funeral home. Claudette Nolan trustee

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