Cover photo for Dennis Shoemaker's Obituary
Dennis Shoemaker Profile Photo
1946 Dennis 2024

Dennis Shoemaker

November 7, 1946 — May 21, 2024

Thomas

Emblem

Pastor Dennis Gene Shoemaker, 77, of Thomas, passed away on May 21, 2024, at his home, surrounded by his family. Born on November 7, 1946, in Elkins, he was the son of the late Jack Minear and Annabelle (Cussins) Shoemaker.

After graduating from Morgantown High in 1964, Dennis joined the United States Airforce, where he served in the Vietnam War and the 6-day War in Egypt. After his service, he worked as a coal miner at Laurel Run for 27 years and, upon retiring, Dennis and Diana owned and operated Wilderness Sports for 15 years. He was a lay leader for the United Methodist Church and, later, attended the Wesley Theological Seminary and was the pastor for the South Fork United Methodist Charge. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding four-wheelers.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Diana Jean (Howell) Shoemaker; three children, Janet Lynn Lambert of Martinsburg, Holly Ann Sponaugle-Sander and husband David of Elkton, VA, and James Michael Shoemaker and wife Crystal of Thomas; and six grandchildren, Madison Leigh Lambert, Dustin Anthony Sponaugle, Annabella Ivy Shoemaker, Emily Sarah Sponaugle, Addalean Nina Shoemaker, and Michael Cole Shoemaker.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Zachary Edward Lambert.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.

Friends will be received on Friday, May 24, 2024, from 4 to 7 PM at the Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home, 567 Thomas Avenue, Davis. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 10 AM in the funeral home with Pastor John Callaway officiating. Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

The Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Shoemaker family at this time.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dennis Shoemaker, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Viewing

Friday, May 24, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home

567 Thomas Avenue, Davis, WV 26260

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, May 25, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home

567 Thomas Avenue, Davis, WV 26260

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 1463

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree