Jack B. Shoalmire
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Jack B.

Shoalmire

Jack B. Shoalmire, 68, Tulsa resident, passed away Sunday, august 28, 2011 in Tulsa. Jack was born September 30, 1942 to Melba A. Elliott and Rube R. Shoalmire in Converse, LA. He graduated from Fairpark High School Class of 1960. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jimmy Shoalmire, sister, Robbye Shoalmire and nephew, Robert McGuinn. He is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Bennett, husband, Barry of Owasso, OK, son, Jon Shoalmire, wife, Mindy of Stillwater, OK, grandchildren, Alson, Emily, Bryanna Bennett and Dakota Langston, nieces, Rachel Shoalmire Scriber (Glenn) of Ruston, LA and Lisa McGuinn Page (John) of Shreveport, LA, nephews, Brent Shoalmire (Shoannon) of Shreveport, LA and Alan Shoalmire (Jennifer) of Navasota, TX, 4 great nieces, 4 great nepews, numerous cousins and countless friends. Jack served with the United States Army in Vietnam War where he was part of the 1st Cavalry Division Airmobile, 30th Field Artillery Regiment and received a Purple Heart and 3 Bronze Stars. Life long motorcyclist in all disciplines. Of all of Jacks accomplishments and successes in life, his prize possession had been with him from the start, Family. He valued this over all material things and always gave his loved ones precedence. If you were blessed to know Jack shoalmire, you were blessed indeed. Representing two things he loved, the military and motorcycles, a parade of the Patriot Guard Riders will lead a procession from Moore's Eastlawn Chapel to Asbury United Methodist Church on Friday, September 2, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. Leading the parade will be Jon Shoalmire on his father's Harley. The family will receive guest, between 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. in Fellowship Hall and a memorial service will fellow at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 10, 2011 both at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 5850 Buncombe Rd, Shreveport, LA. Inurnment will fellow at Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, LA. Full obit is available at www.moorefuneral.com Phone 918-622-1155


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Published in Shreveport Times on Sep. 8, 2011.
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October 3, 2011
I served in Viet Nam with Jack and always counted him as a dear friend. We met years later at our Viet Nam veterans reunions and remained in touch through facebook. It saddened me very much to have lost such a wonderful person in Jack. I will miss him. "Hard Chargers" unite in a salute to our fallen friend. Mike Kevern; 1/30 FA, First Cav. Div. 1967-1968.
Mike Kevern
September 8, 2011
What a fun loving ,full of life person. He could always make you smile. He will be missed so very much.My prayers to all his family and loved ones.
patty patterson
September 8, 2011
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Dorothy Morman/Flynn
September 8, 2011
I love you and miss you so much Dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rebecca Bennett
September 8, 2011
Rebecca and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great guy, good friend and always there for us. He was also a graduate of Mansfield High-class of 1960. And he loved being a part of Mansfield as he left after 9th grade and moved to Shreveport. He always came to every event we planned and was happy to be among friends. I will miss him and his sweet smile. Please know that his entire family is lifted in prayer. Love and Prayers. Kathy Laffitte Snelling- Class of 60' Mansfield, La.
Kathy Snelling
September 8, 2011
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Jack B. Shoalmire our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Jack. And to Jack it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Vietnam War while serving in the U.S. Army. Jack, we bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,307 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Jack’s family and loved ones.

Dennis Engdahl, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud
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