RICK J. SHOEMAKER 59, of New Carlisle, Ohio went home to heaven on Sunday, October 27, 2013 after a short illness. He was born November 3, 1953 in Dayton, Ohio to Estel & Marilyn (Norris) Shoemaker. He married Elizabeth (Jessamine) Shoemaker on June 8, 1974. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Shoemaker; daughters, Jennifer & Brian Clifford, Sarah & Dale Gillespie; “adopted” son, Joshua Mooney; grandchildren, Nathaniel, Carli & McKenna Clifford; mother, Marilyn Shoemaker; siblings, Dr. Brian & Rhonda (Adams) Shoemaker, Lori & George Hellmund; nephews, Daniel & Erin Hellmund, Jared & Travis Hellmund, Andrew & Ashley Shoemaker; the entire church family of the First Baptist Church of New Carlisle; and other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Estel “J” Shoemaker. Rick had the honor of pastoring the First Baptist Church of New Carlisle for over 34 years. He also served in various leadership positions in the Greater Dayton Association of Baptists. He was a published author. He was a member of Peacemakers Ministries and provided counseling services in the community. Rick was a devoted, lifelong fan of the Cleveland Browns, Indians and Cavaliers.
Visitation will be 5-8 PM Wednesday October 30, 2013 at the First Baptist Church, New Carlisle. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Thursday at the church with Rev. Doug Martin officiating. Burial will be in New Carlisle Cemetery. Arrangements by the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Jeff Chesnut Scholarship Fund at the First Baptist Church of New Carlisle.