Lewis R. Shoemaker Jr., 57

March 18, 2009

JUNE 10, 1951-MARCH 15, 2009

Lewis R. Shoemaker Jr., 57, of Hagerstown, died suddenly on Sunday, March 15, 2009, at his residence.

Born June 10, 1951, in Olney, Md., he was the son of Pleasant Jane Shoemaker and the late Lewis R. Shoemaker Sr.

Mr. Shoemaker proudly served his country in the United States Army.

Surviving besides his mother are four children, Donald Lawhorne, Chad, Jason and Mandi Shoemaker; three brothers, Thomas, Alan and James Shoemaker and his wife, Janet; four grandchildren, Joshua Johnson Jr., Chellsie Shoemaker, Carlee and Kylie Lawhorne; three nephews, Owen, Edward and Alan Shoemaker Jr.; and one niece, Christina Shoemaker.

Lewis was preceded in death by one daughter, Peggy Sue Shoemaker.

The family will receive friends Thursday, March 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road (Route 109), Barnesville, Md. (, where funeral services will follow at 7 p.m.


Interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., will be held Wednesday, March 25, at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Lewis' grandson, Joshua A. Johnson Jr., c/o Bulldog Federal Credit Union.

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