June 28, 2013

Sherman Shoemaker

Mr. Sherman Shoemaker passed away Friday morning, June 28, 2013.

He was born Oct. 10, 1930, and was the last surviving child born to the late Lillie Lee and Henry Shoemaker. He was preceded in death by two brothers and seven sisters.

Sherman was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Beulah Maney Shoemaker in 2010 and his son, Scott Shoemaker, in 1995.

Sherman was a musician for more than 50 years. He will be remembered by so many for his appearances at churches, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and benefits for numerous folks. He loved “picking his little guitar and singing his little songs.” He loved to joke and make people happy. He made lifelong friends with so many musicians over the years.

Daddy leaves many memories to cherish, his children Wanda and Bill Guess, Sherry Wimpey, Becky Lynch and Joan and Terry Price. “Pop” adored his grandchildren, Jason Price, Jeremy and Rene Price, Josh and Michelle Price, Mandy and Matt Key, Zack and Nina Wimpey, Haley and Coby Silvers, Todd and Carson Newberry, and Matthew Lynch and fiancee Ashley Hale.

Pop knew that his great-grandchildren were put on this earth just for him, Colin Price, Cody Price, Chloe Price, Ashlyn Price, Tristen Key, Jade Key, Preston Key, Taylor Wimpey and Kylee Silvers. Other survivors include brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and so many friends.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Sherman Shoemaker will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Melrose Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Marlin officiating.

He will be laid to rest at United Memorial Gardens with his grandsons serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 5 to 9 p.m. and also Sunday after 11 a.m. until the service hour.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.


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