Name:
Joseph Allen Shoemaker Jr.

Date:
March 6th, 1959 - November 6th, 2012

Obituary:
FOUNTAIN CITY, Ind. – Joseph Allen Shoemaker Jr., age 53, of Fountain City, died Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Reid Hospital. Born March 6, 1959, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Joseph A. and Frances Earlene Haney Shoemaker, he lived most of his life in Richmond. Joe was a 1977 graduate of Carroll High School in Fort Wayne and a 1981 graduate of Indiana University, having earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He was an attendant at the Richmond State Hospital for 20 years and was a manager at Heck’s Department Store and Nationwise Auto Parts. Joe enjoyed watching football, fishing, baseball, and sports card collecting. Survivors include his brother, Bill Shoemaker and his fiancée, Leslie Mick of LaGrange, Indiana; grandmother, Doris Shoemaker of Martinez, Georgia; two nephews, Darren J. Shoemaker and William Ryan Shoemaker; niece, Casie Lauren Shoemaker and her daughters, MaKenzie and Morgan; cousins; and many friends, including Rod (Debbie) York of Fountain City. He was preceded in death by his parents; paternal grandfather, William S. Shoemaker; and maternal grandparents, Earl and Frances Leane Haney. Visitation for Joseph Allen Shoemaker Jr. will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Memorial contributions may be made to: Reid Hospital Foundation for the Hospice Program, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Memorials:
Memorial contributions may be made to: Reid Hospital Foundation for the Hospice Program, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374.

Visitations:
1:30PM to 4:30PM on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at Doan & Mills Funeral Home (map/driving directions)