Craig Shoemaker

May 23, 1956February 20, 2021

Craig Shoemaker, 64, of Southport, NC, passed away on February 20, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after unexpected heart failure.

Craig was born on May 23, 1956 in Albany, GA and was raised in Northern Virginia. He received a Bachelor’s of Computer Science from the University of Richmond and enjoyed a career as a software developer. He was an avid classical music lover and composer.

Craig was preceded in death by his father, Charles W. Shoemaker, and his brother, Clifford R Shoemaker. He is survived by a grieving mother, Ginny Campbell, and three first cousins, Teri Kozub, Monica Fernandez, and Tony Leone.

A private ceremony for the family is planned.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock – Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.


  • Private services will be held


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Robert Graham

February 26, 2021


I'll always remember playing chess with you as a kid, the eccentric presents, and our great talks and debates. Our family will miss you dearly.


Matt Graham

February 25, 2021

Craig was one of the nicest people I've ever known. Even when I was a child he would take genuine interest in whatever topic I brought up to him. He will be missed by many.

William Vest

February 24, 2021

Our condolences to Ginny. and her family. I will fondly remember my many discussions with Craig regards some of his favorite topics. He was a researacher extraordinare with his attention to detail and knowledge. He will be missed.

Barbara Leone

February 24, 2021

None of us wanted to have a holiday dinner or any get together unless Craig was there to play games . He added so much warmth, laughter and fun to any activity. He will be missed by many family members and friends. We will cherish all those years of happy memories we had with him.

Barb Leone

Sean McDonald

February 23, 2021

Craig was one of the nicest people I knew and was always a joy to be around. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing, family gatherings won't be the same without his laugh.

Kathleen Brown

February 23, 2021

Craig had a twinkle in his eye, a beautiful smile and infectious laughter.
I’ll always remember watching our dancing cousins, Craig and Cliff, in the Nutcracker when we were kids. It was magical.
Craig was one of the most charming men I’ve ever known.
He will be dearly missed by many.

Monica Fernandez

February 23, 2021

Craig was such a wonderful loving person and will be dearly missed.

Teri Kozub

February 22, 2021

My cousin and my dear friend.

Words can not express my feelings. I am overcome with tears and grief. Thank you for so many laughs and warm loving memories. You had the biggest heart and the loudest laugh. My life will never be quite the same; yet I will always cherish our times together.

Love always,