James Edward Shoemaker, 78, of Fremont, OH passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Elmwood Skilled Nursing of Fremont. He was born July 21, 1942 in Fremont, the son of Harry and Mary (Smith) Shoemaker. He was a 1961 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.
Jim served in the Army National Guard of Ohio from 1962 until 1968 and received the Sharpshooter (M-1 Rifle) Badge. He married Carol Frater on June 4, 2011 and she survives. Jim was a supervisor at Ford Motor Co. and retired in 2002 after thirty-seven years of service. He was a member of Victory Church; Fremont Moose Lodge and Eagles. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle and detailing vehicles.
Jim is survived by his wife, Carol Shoemaker, Fremont, OH; his children, Christy (Timothy) Billings and Michael (Brenda) Shoemaker; brother, Paul (Christina) Shoemaker and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Phyllis Shoemaker; daughter Lori Shoemaker; brother, Don Shoemaker and sister, Joan Salyers.
Visitation: Thursday, December 10, 2020, from 10:00 am until Noon at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Services are private for the family.
The use of face masks is required while indoors at all services. Social distancing will be observed throughout all services with wait times taking place outdoors. If you would prefer, you may express your condolences below or call the funeral home at 419-332-6409 to request that your name be signed in the guest book.
Burial: Green Springs Cemetery, Green Springs, OH
Memorials can be made to Back to The Wild or the Ronald McDonald House.