William "Bill" Eugene Shoemaker
William (Bill) Eugene Shoemaker aged 60, passed away June 6, 2016 after a long and courageous fight against pancreatic cancer. Bill is the son of Willie C. and Betty Jo Shoemaker. He leaves behind is wife, Toni; son and daughter, Kevin and Sarah Shoemaker; granddaughter, Ella Kathleen; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edd and Linda Shoemaker, Mike and Sue Shoemaker and their children; Richard and Pat Taylor and their daughters. Bill was a nurse for many years at Carraway and St. Vincent's East where he met and sustained many loving friends.
The family would like to thank Dr. Tina Wood and her nurse, Toni, for outstanding care throughout Bill’s fight, also Dr. Mollie DeShazo who helped us so much in the last weeks and the staff on the UAB Hematology and Oncology unit. Special thanks to Karen Draper CRNP and David Rogers, RN of Affinity Hospice for all of the love and support. Funeral services will be as follows: Visitation on Wednesday evening 6:00 - 8:00 and the funeral on Thursday Morning at 11:00. Both will be at Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home with burial at Elmwood Cemetery. Rev. Jimmy Smitherman officiating. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network www.PanCan.org.
Adam C. Hyde
I will always remember Bills big smile and laugh. He was a fine man and always had time for anyone who needed help or just to talk. I remember visiting their home on numerous occasions to do school projects, watch movies, play video games, or just hang out in the front yard. Treasured memories I will always keep and have in my heart!