William Shannon Rumley, 94 of Springfield, went home to be with his loved ones on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023.

William went on to serve his country in the Korean War and served as a sergeant in the Engineer’s Division. William went on to become an industrial arts and math teacher for Verona, Chadwick, and Spokane High Schools in Missouri.  William was A Master Model Railroader and co-founder of the Ozarks Model Railroad Association. William was instrumental in the annual OMRA shows and encouraged young modelers in the hobby. 

William is survived by a son, Shawn Shannon Rumley; a daughter-in-law, Julie Rumley; and a granddaughter, Kayla Louise Rumley; and many other family members. 

Graveside Service with Full Military Honors will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 30, 2023 at Springfield National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ozarks Model Railroad Association in Springfield, Missouri.

Services are being coordinated by Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.