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Monday, February 20, 2017

DL Capt. Jerry K. Shoemaker

Update:   From: Gary Cherry   Sent: Monday, February 20, 2017 2:00 PM
Subject:  Death of DL Capt. Jerry K. Shoemaker , age 75
Jerry Shoemaker’s service will be held at 11am at the Big Canoe Chapel on Feb 25th.
Gary Cherry

DL Capt. Jerry K. Shoemaker
January 9, 1942 ~ February 16, 2017
News has reached us with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Jerry K. Shoemaker, age 75.  To date I have not seen an online obituary or guestbook but friends write that services will be held Saturday, February 25th at Big Canoe Chapel located in Big Canoe, Georgia.  Here is the chapel’s website and phone:  http://www.bigcanoechapel.org/  ...  (706) 268-3203.  (I just called the chapel and receptionist suggested calling later on to verify time of services.)  Captain Shoemaker joined Delta Air Lines 02-13-1970 and retired in 2002, based 030/ATL.  He is survived by his wife Elizabeth ‘Liz’.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at
10235 Big Canoe, Big Canoe GA 30143-5120  ...  (706) 579-1253.
Should more information be received, we will be sure to update our memorial site. 
          Thank you,
                 ~ Carol for the PCN 
From: jblwmorgan Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:11 PM  Subject: Death of Retired Atlanta Capt Jerry Shoemaker
.................... Jerry Shoemaker retired Atlanta Capt took his Final Flight West this week.  Jerry was hired by Delta in Feb Of 1970.  He lived in Big Canoe Ga and the memorial service will held Sat Feb 25th in The Big Canoe Chapel at 11:am.

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From: Gary Cherry [mailto:gwcherry@windstream.net] Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:35 AM   Subject: Jerry Shoemaker...................... Jerry Shoemaker took his “Final Flight West” early this morning.  Arrangements are pending, as Liz is still busy with all the obvious things following the death of a husband.

1 comment:

  1. Hi. I'm Jerry's daughter. We miss him terribly. Here is the obit I wrote for him:

    Jerry Kristopher Shoemaker, 75, of Big Canoe, Georgia, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on February 16, 2017.

    Born to Gerald and Thelma Shoemaker on January 9, 1942 in Haslett, Michigan, Jerry lived most of his life in Georgia. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Liz; his daughters Kelly Shoemaker, Tracy Joseph and Marcy Shoemaker; stepchildren, Jennifer Nye, Nancy Ouimette, and Mike Maillet; his brother, Larry Shoemaker; sisters, Jane Weiderman and Jill Hagan, and many loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. Papa Shoe was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.

    As a young man, Jerry had a passion for flying and joined the Air Force after graduating from Michigan State University. He proudly flew the F-4 as a member of the 390th Fighter Squadron, deployed out of Da Nang AB in South Vietnam. After an honorable discharge from the armed services, Jerry spent 32 years as a pilot for Delta Airlines. He enjoyed watching his beloved Michigan State Spartans in any and all sports, and he was an avid tennis player, golfer, fisherman, and nature enthusiast. He was also a dedicated volunteer at Good Samaritan, where he helped to provide free medical, dental, and mental health services to the under-served of Pickens County. Jerry was always there to help friends and family, and his sense of humor was appreciated by all. He will be missed dearly.

    A celebration of Jerry's life will be held on Saturday, February 25th at 11:00 am at Big Canoe Chapel, 226 Wolfscratch Circle in Big Canoe, Georgia where Jerry was a long time member.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center, 175 Samaritan Drive, Jasper, GA 30143 or visit www.goodsamhwc.org.