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Robert Eugene Shoemaker, 79

November 04, 2009

AUG. 14, 1930-NOV. 2, 2009

Robert Eugene Shoemaker, 79, of 10848 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, Martinsburg.

Born Thursday, Aug. 14, 1930, in Brosius, W.Va., he was the son of the late James Chester Shoemaker and the late Mildred Virginia Michael Shoemaker.

He was employed with U.S. Silica for 20 years and later retired from Wal-Mart after 13 years.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Hancock, Md., and also attended Faith Temple in Cearfoss, Md.

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He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jacqueline Shoemaker; one son, James Thomas Shoemaker and wife, Robin, of Waynesboro, Pa.; and a sister, Ruth Marie McCarty of Hancock.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Roberta Ann Shoemaker; and brother, James G. Shoemaker.

Services will be held Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church, 431 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Hancock, with Pastor Donald Preston, Pastor R.D. Smith and Pastor Ronnie Lynch officiating.

Family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, Md., from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Interment will be in Spohrs Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.douglasfiery.com.

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