Mr. Ralph Wendell Shoemaker, 82, of Kinard, FL (Oak Grove Community), passed away early Friday morning, October 25, 2013, at his home.
Ralph was born on November 3, 1930, and had lived in Calhoun County since 1986, coming from Port Saint Joe, FL. He was a commercial shrimper for over 40 years. Ralph was a member of the Assembly of God faith.
He was preceded in death by a step-son, Robert Brian McLeod.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Wood Shoemaker, of Kinard; step-son, Mack McLeod, and his wife, Amy, of Kinard; two daughters, Brenda Shoemaker, of Bay Town, TX, and Kathy Connor and her husband, Bob, of Ft. Worth, TX; two step-daughters, Tina Hicks of Port Saint Joe and Tammy Ward and her husband, Chris, of Wewahitchka, FL; one brother, Clark Shoemaker, and his wife, Frances, of Bay Town, TX; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, October 30, at 6:30 pm (CDT) at Open Arms Assembly of God Church in Kinard with Reverend Bill Mayo officiating.
All arrangements are under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (ph. 674-2266).