November 8, 2007
Whispering Pines, NC
Robert "Bob" D. Shoemaker, M-Sgt., USAF retired, 70 died Thursday (November 8, 2007) at his residence.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday at Manly Presbyterian Church conducted by Dr. Rowland. Burial will follow 10:00 AM Tuesday at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.
Born in Oxford, MI he was a son of the late JB and Mable Pearl Shoemaker. He served 29 years in the USAF including a tour in Vietnam. He was a member and volunteer of the Artist League of the Sandhills; member of Veterans of Foreign Wars; and elder in the Manly Presbyterian Church and was an avid gardener, artist, woodworker and golfer. For many years he worked as a bartender at Pinehurst Country Club.
He is survived by: his wife Janet Mascitelli; sons Scott Shoemaker of Surfside Beach, Ryan Shoemaker and Brian Shoemaker both of Aberdeen; six step-children; sister Sharon Louis Duncan of MI; brothers James Neil Shoemaker of Southern Pines, Ronald Rouse Shoemaker of MI; three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to: the Artist League of the Sandhills 129 Exchange Street, Aberdeen, NC 27315. 910.944.3979
Online condolences may be made at: www.fryandprickett.com.
Sorry to hear of your loss.
We will be thinking of you and hope to see you soon.
Pat & Bill Young
Please tell Grandpa Jim, that Tony and myself are sorry for the loss of his brother.
Janet, I worked with Bob at Pinehurst Country Club for 14 years, (1987-2001). I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful person and I thought alot of him. I will keep you in my prayers!
Ryan & Brian,
You have my deepest sympathty!
Jan- We just found out via a woman named Sharon.We are so sorry. We had just been talking about you guys recently.How are you doing? Are the kids helping you out? You are welcome to come out here if you need to get away,we\’d love to have you.Please call
I was trying to find Bob… I thought he was somewhere in N.C., and I found this obituary instead. Bob was a very good friend, a man of good character and an open heart, and extraordinary artist. I am saddened to learn of his untimely death. I ‘think’ I h