OBITUARY

Tony Lee Shoemaker

January 29, 1973April 4, 2019
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Tony Lee Shoemaker, 46, of Lenoir, was called home on April 04, 2019 at Duke University Hospital following a valiant battle with metastatic lung cancer. He was loved, embraced and supported by family throughout his passing.

Tony, a native of Lenoir, was a loving husband, father, son and friend. All who had the pleasure of knowing would attest to his huge heart for helping others and his work ethic in making sure that his family was taken care of. Tony was an encourager and did his best to lift up others in his life. He was wise beyond his years and has been a role model to his children as well as a faithful companion to his wife and father. He is preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Ann and his brother Barry Ellis Shoemaker.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Lisa Renee ’ Shoemaker; their children Megan Elizabeth and Riley Ellis as well as his father Rex Shoemaker. Aside from his family, Tony’s memory will be cherished by many extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

A celebration of life service will be held Friday April 12, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers Tony requested that donations be made to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Online donations can be made at http://jimmyv.convio.net/site/TR/PersonalFundraising/ General?px=1704861&pg=personal&fr_id=1480 Or Mail your check to: 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513.

Online condolences to the family may be placed at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Lenoir funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Tony Lee Shoemaker.

  • FAMILY

  • Rex Ellis Shoemaker, Father
  • Lisa Shore Shoemaker, Wife
  • Megan Elizabeth, Daughter
  • Riley Ellis, Son
  • Dorothy Ann Brown Shoemaker, Mother
  • Barry Ellis Shoemaker, Brother

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, April 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Tony Lee Shoemaker

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Cynthia Land

April 11, 2019

I was a few years older than Tony but he was always a dear friend. Always had a smile and we always found some kind mischievousness to get into. I first meet Tony when I would visit my dad on the weekends during 5th and 6th grade. He was the first kid in the neighborhood to befriend me (even if I was just a girl). I moved in the summer after 6th grade and we became inseparable. When you seen on of us you know the other was not far behind. I remember our dads building us wood carts with wheels and with string steering. We would race down his steep hilled driveway and do burnouts at the bottom. We had so much fun (until Tony did a burn out and ended up under a car a tore the crap out of his knee) I think his mom Ann put a stop to our racing after that. The memories are countless, from the swimming, the neighborhood field football, basketball & baseball games, camp outs, bike riding for miles on end everyday to exploring abandon houses and scaring the crap out of each other. We never had a dull moment. I am sorry we lost touch over the years but you have been in my thoughts often. Some of the best times of my childhood. I hope you find comfort and you will be reunited with your mom Ann and your brother Barry. May your family and Rex find peace in this grieving time. I love you dear friend.

Cliff & Margaret Holland

April 11, 2019

We've shared a lot over the years, birthdays, graduations, watching our babies and fur babies grow up. All of these good memories will be cherished always.

Gregory Sanders

April 9, 2019

I lived a few houses down from Tony back in the early 80's we were close to the same age and became the best of friends. We spent a great deal of our summers camping out, swimming, and riding our bikes to Cross Roads Market to get a Sun-Drop. Tony was a lot of fun and had endless energy. He's brother Barry would always take us swimming, who was also a lot of fun.

I will always remember Tony as being a kid, riding that brown bicycle to my house and us spending the entire day together and just having lots or endless fun. I love you Tony. Greg

Karen Reed

April 8, 2019

Megan & Family,

My heart hurts for you and your family. We never know what tomorrow holds for us. It was just a few weeks ago you told me how well your daddy was doing, but it seems that God had a different plan. You will all in my prayers for God to wrap his big arms around you with love and give you peace. May you always remember the times filled with joy. Although physically he may be away, I hope you will feel him with you as you carry on in our temporary home.

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Biography

Tony Lee Shoemaker, 46, of Lenoir, was called home on April 04, 2019 at Duke University Hospital following a valiant battle with metastatic lung cancer. He was loved, embraced and supported by family throughout his passing.

Tony, a native of Lenoir, was a loving husband, father, son and friend. All who had the pleasure of knowing would attest to his huge heart for helping others and his work ethic in making sure that his family was taken care of. Tony was an encourager and did his best to lift up others in his life. He was wise beyond his years and has been a role model to his children as well as a faithful companion to his wife and father. He is preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Ann and his brother Barry Ellis Shoemaker.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Lisa Renee’ Shoemaker; their children Megan Elizabeth and Riley Ellis as well as his father Rex Shoemaker. Aside from his family, Tony’s memory will be cherished by many extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

A celebration of life service will be held Friday April 12, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers Tony requested that donations be made to the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Online donations can be made at http://jimmyv.convio.net/site/TR/PersonalFundraising/General?px=1704861&pg=personal&fr_id=1480 Or Mail your check to: 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513.

Online condolences to the family may be placed at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com.

Pendry’s Lenoir funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Tony Lee Shoemaker.