John Parks Shoemaker Jr.

November 11, 1938July 8, 2018

John Parks Shoemaker Jr., age 79 of Axton, VA passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 8 at SOVAH Health. He was born November 11, 1938 to the late Ethel Jones Shoemaker and John Parks Shoemaker, Sr. In addition to his parents, Mr. Shoemaker was preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Hamilton Shoemaker. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Johnson Shoemaker; a daughter, Ida S. Lewis and husband, Charles; three step-children, Robby Kerrick (Joyce), Katrina Sullivan and Christopher Kerrick; one granddaughter, Heather Swanson; two great-granddaughters, Hayleigh Swanson and Quinn Perdue; two step-grandchildren, Jacob Kerrick and Armand Garrand; two brothers, Raymond and Charles (Carolyn) Shoemaker; and one sister, Carrie Milam. Mr. Shoemaker was the owner and operator of Chatmoss Cablevision for 40 years and was of the Baptist faith. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 10:30 AM Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville. A Graveside Service will follow at Henry Memorial Park at 11 AM Tuesday, with the Rev. Dr. Mike Hatfield officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 603 Memorial Blvd. S, Martinsville, VA 24112. McKee- Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville is serving the Shoemaker family. Online condolences may be offered at


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July 10, 2018

My Uncle John was the kindest, most patient and loving man I have had not only the pleasure to know but, to also be related , (as I matured) his influence on me was and is what helped make me a better person.
His smile and laughter would light up the room, and, the heart of anyone feeling blue.

Bernie Jordan

July 9, 2018

Very sorry an praying for Patsy,Ida an Charles,boss im gonna miss our rides at work an ya stories about growing up in the mountains.Even you telling me to move over to the center as you said you drive too close to the side.I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you on our ride outs an lunches .Thnx Ida Charles an Patsy for takin that chance 29 yrs ago.Love all of yall an Prayers to yall too.

Viola Reynolds

July 9, 2018

I'm sorry you're going through this difficult time, and I'm praying for peace for you and your family.

Ida, I love you!

Gracie Mays

July 8, 2018

I loved John very much. I have been working for him for 23 plus years. He was like a father to me . We loved taking him to chamber events. He really enjoyed himself and he enjoyed meeting people