Mr. Herbert E. Shoemake, Sr.
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Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Moselle Memorial Gardens, for Chief Master Sergeant Retired Herbert E. Shoemake, Sr., 93, of Hattiesburg, who died at his residence on November 24, 2013.
Mr. Shoemake was preceded in death by his parents, William Hilbert and Lora Nobles Shoemake; wife, Dorothy Jean Tolar Shoemake; son, Herbert Edmond "Herbie" Shoemake, Jr; granddaughter, Wendy Ann Shoemake; brother, W. C. "Dub" Shoemake; and sister, Bobbie Jean Townsend.
He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Baters of Hattiesburg; son, Steven Allan Shoemake of Hattiesburg and sister, Helen Townsend of Moselle.
He retired as CM Sgt after 26 years of service with the U. S. Air Force, having served in WWII, Vietnam, the Korean Conflict and the Cold War. He worked in Civil Service and also Howard Industries.
Published in the Hattiesburg American on Nov. 29, 2013