Caray Thomas Shoemaker Sr.

May 19, 1937May 20, 2020

Caray Thomas “Tom” Shoemaker Sr., age 83, of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Tom was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Sylvia M. Shoemaker, and his parents, David and Henrietta Shoemaker. He is survived by his three children, Terri Clifford (Jack), Lance “Top” Shoemaker (Lesli), and Tommy Shoemaker (Debbie); his eight grandchildren, Kerrigan Luckie (Jamie), Leigh, Griffin, Abby, Cole, Savannah, Marina, and Cruz Shoemaker; great grandsons, Mason Luckie and Jaxson Luckie; his sister-in-law Pam (Dan) Thompson and numerous nieces and nephews, and his best friend Daisy.

Tom was a member of the Landmark Church of Christ and volunteered at the Montgomery Cancer Center. He had a passion for serving His Lord through the serving of others. Tom never met a stranger, and was lovingly called the “bubble gum man” for his offering of gum made to new and old friends he would greet each day.

A graveside service will be held at Alabama Heritage Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020. The family will receive friends at the graveside 30 minutes prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery Cancer Center in memory of Tom.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, May 23, 2020


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Dorothy Jones

May 23, 2020

Mr,Tom,was a wonderful,kind,Compassionate christian person that never met a stranger And he loved life and family deeply .He will be missed by all.But know he is with his family in heaven and giving out bubblegum and laugher to all in heaven.He will be greatly missed by all.Love you Mr Tom. prayers for family in healing.

Robert Sandifer

May 22, 2020

A reminder of the sufficiency of God’s grace. I remember being in your mom and dad’s home. Of providing service to family in times of need. Your dad was always a gracious man. He lived a good and righteous life. You have a right to be proud.

Erik Pennington

May 22, 2020

Mr.Shoemaker, it's been 33 years since I last saw you. You opened up your home to me every summer Tommy and I had three-a-days at ACA. All we could do was eat and get in that pool after every practice!!! I promise, I ain't never seen one man that could smile so much!! He even smiled when we lost🙂
Rest on, Mr. more pain......For the family, take solace with knowing that Mr.Shoemaker will never truly be gone if you hold his memory in your hearts

Kathy Penning

May 21, 2020

Caray was one of the kindest people I have ever met. I am grateful to have counted him as family and will miss his wonderful humor and kindness.


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