Carl L. Plum of Woodstock, VA passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester after a battle with lymphoma.
Born June 2, 1934, he was 81 years old and lived every moment to the fullest. All his family and friends know that no words can describe what an understanding and caring person he was and will always carry a special memory of him in their hearts.
After graduating from Shenandoah High School in 1953, he joined the army for two years, then continued his education getting a BA in Secondary Education from Shepherd College, WVA in June 1959, and Masters of Arts in Education from Madison College in Harrisonburg, VA in 1962.
His 33 year education career began in Shenandoah County as the first head football coach at Central High School in 1959, followed by 4 years as principal at Edinburg Elementary, 14 years as principal at Central High School and concluded as Supervisor of Transportation for the Shenandoah County Public Schools.
In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by Lynn Nicholas Plum, the youngest of three sons.
He was a Loving husband to his wife Etta Frances for 60 years. Surviving are his two sons, Dennis and Gary Plum; four grandchildren, Morgan, Katie, Matthew and MaKenna; sister, Helen Wolverton; nephew, Russell Wolverton; brother-in-law, Kinley Comer and wife Cheryl, Allen and David Comer and several cousins.
Carl was a member of Antioch Church of the Brethren and a devoted servant and friend within the church family.
Memorial service will be Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Antioch Church of the Brethren, Woodstock, VA. Pastors George Bowers and Stephanie Litten will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shenandoah Animal Shelter in Edinburg, Va or Antioch Church of the Brethren, Woodstock, VA.