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William Rutledge Shumaker, American Optometrist ( hlth: medical)optometrist. Member American Optometric Association, Tennessee Optometric Association, Republican.; Lodge: Lions.


Shumaker, William Rutledge was born on March 18, 1954 in Bristol, Tennessee, United States. Son of Donald Wilson and Mona Irene (Barb) Shumaker.


Student, University Tennessee, 1972. Student, East Tennessee State University, 1973—1975.


Doctor optometry Southern College Optometry, Memphis, 1979. Assistant to president Barb and Shumaker, Inc., 1970—1978. Intern United States Public Health Service, Gallup, New Mexico, 1979.

Sole practice optometry Bristol, since 1979. Advisor special education committee Bristol School Board, 1983—1984.


The relationship with God in Covenant is like a marriage between human beings – both as a community and as individuals – on the one side and God in Christ on the other.


The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.


In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.


Member American Optometric Association, Tennessee Optometric Association, Republican. Lodge: Lions.


  • Other Interests

    Little League Coach, golf, tennis.


Married Mickey Crabtree.