Gene F. Shoemaker Sr., 72, of 44 Heller Rd., Laceyville, passed away at his home on Friday night, March 14, 2014, after an illness.
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Gene was born on May 22, 1941, in Sayre, son of the late Arthur and Nellie Shoemaker. He attended and graduated from Meshoppen High School.
After high school Gene served his country in the U.S. Army.He served during the Vietnam War. Gene worked as an over-the-road truck driver.
He was a member of the Rought-Hall Post #510 American Legion in Black Walnut.He was also a member of the NRA. Gene loved to hunt, fish, and play softball. He especially enjoyed bowling with his wife, Beverly.
Gene is survived by his wife Beverly A. (Acly) Shoemaker; five children; and several grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother Ruth Shoemaker.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 20, at 11 a.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, with Rev. Charles Bishop of the Transue Community Church officiating.
There will be Military Service preformed prior to the funeral service by the members of the Rought-Hall Post# 510 American Legion of Black Walnut, the Dennis Strong Post #457 of Tunkhannock, and the Endless Mountains V.F.W. Post# 3583 of Mehoopany.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:00 AM until the time of the services. Online condolences may be made at www.sheldonfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gene's name to the Rought-Hall Post # 510 American Legion, 328 Old Rt. 6 Rd., Laceyville.
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Published in The Wyoming County Examiner from Mar. 19 to Mar. 25, 2014