Saturday, September 15, 2012
Haven N. Shoemaker Sr., 75 of Mountain City, Tenn.
Haven N. Shoemaker Sr., 75, of Mountain City, Tenn., formerly of North East, Md., died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at home.
He was the husband of Carolyn Shoemaker, his wife of 48 years.
He was an Army veteran and was stationed in Germany, as well as Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He retired from GM and was a committee chairman with UAW for many years.
He enjoyed boxing and was the 1957 Maryland Amateur Featherweight Champion and the Army European Theatre Champion.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons and daughter-in-law Kenny Shoemaker Sr., of Mountain City, and Haven Shoemaker Jr. and wife Patty, of Hampstead; a brother, Percy Shoemaker, of Lincoln, Ala.; and grandchildren Haven Shoemaker III, of Hampstead, and Kenny Shoemaker Jr., of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A graveside service, with military honors conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard, will be held at Clint Gilley Cemetery in North Carolina.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 3385 Roan Creek Road, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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