Harold Shoemaker Obituary, Death Cause – Harold “Butch” Wesley Shoemaker, Sr. passed away on March 3, 2023, when he was 80 years old. He went to live with the Lord at his heavenly home. Butch Shoemaker’s parents were named George and Mattie (Riggleman) Shoemaker, and he was born on November 21, 1942, in the town of Oldtown, Maryland.
His parents, a son named Harold Wesley Shoemaker Jr., a great-grandson named James R. Washington IV who was born in secrecy, four of his siblings named George, Leroy, Donald, and Tim, and a sister named Velma all went away before he did. His great-grandson was born in secrecy. Butch attended and graduated with honors from Oldtown High School.
He received his diploma with high distinction. When he retired, he held positions as a Forest, Parks, and Wildlife Warden and a Maintenance Supervisor at Rocky Gap State Park while working for PPG and afterward for the state of Maryland at Rocky Gap State Park. He stayed employed there till the day he retired.
One of the things that provided him the greatest joy was being an avid outdoorsman and spend as much time as he could with his sons going fishing and hunting. This was one of the things that offered him the most satisfaction. Butch valued his family above all other things in his life, and one of the ways he showed them his love was by cooking them an abundance of delectable meals during the course of their time together.
Dianne (Mallow) Shoemaker, the woman he has been in a committed relationship with for the past 59 years, is one of the people he leaves behind. He is also survived by his two sons, Kyle Shoemaker and fiancée, Joyce Liller, of Oldtown, and Keith Shoemaker, of LaVale; grandchildren, Chenoa (Shoemaker) Wagoner and husband, Alden, Cherie (Shoemaker) Washington and husband, Jimmy, Cod