William Arthur Shoemaker

August 24, 1942 - May 10, 2023

08/24/1942 - 05/10/2023

Past Services

Sunday June 04, 2023
12:30 pm
CenterPoint Community Church
253 St Lukes Church Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23320

William Arthur Shoemaker, known affectionately as Bill, passed away peacefully on May 10th, 2023 at the age of 80 in Chesapeake, Virginia. Born on August 24th, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, he lived a life full of passion and purpose.

Bill was a true American hero, having served his country proudly as a retired Army Green Beret. He was a Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart Recipient, and his service to his country was a testament to his unwavering commitment to making the world a better place.

Following his service in the military, Bill went on to become an entrepreneur and business owner. He owned his own auto body parts company, and his work ethic and determination inspired many who knew him.

Despite his impressive career, Bill’s greatest joys came from spending time with his family and indulging his love for cars.  His passion for cooking earned him a certificate from one of the world’s most prestigious culinary institutions, Le Cordon Bleu, in Paris, France. He was a devoted husband to his beloved wife Candy, and a loving father to his son Charles, stepson, Matthew and wife Danielle with their two boys, Wolfe and Rios. He will also be remembered by his daughter Eleanor, sons William Jr. and Christopher.  Many years as a proud grandfather and great-grandfather, have allowed him to cherish the time he spent with each and every one of them.

Bill’s passing is a loss felt deeply by his family and friends, but his legacy will live on through those whose lives he has touched. Services for Bill will be held at 12:30pm on Sunday, June 4th, 2023 at CenterPoint Community Church, (253 St. Lukes Church Rd, Chesapeake VA 23320) , to honor his remarkable life and pay tribute to the incredible man he was.

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Chuck Shoemaker
11 months ago

Thank you all for the kind and loving words. He will be missed but he is with his brothers and sisters in heaven as well as his youngest son Chris and Grandson Alexander.

1 year ago

My condolences to the family… He is now in the arms of the lord…. Where there is no pain and no sorrow….

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
1 year ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of William Arthur Shoemaker, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

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US Army Green Beret Veteran, William Arthur Shoemaker, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †