David Michael Shoemaker

September 09, 1953 - September 06, 2019

David Shoemaker

David Michael Shoemaker, 65, of Houston, died Friday, September 6, 2019, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. He was born on September 9, 1953, in Port Arthur, to Alma Fitch Shoemaker and Eddie Mac Shoemaker.

He is survived by his daughters, Kimberly Swanzy, of Orangefield and Hollis Shoemaker, of Nederland; brother, Jon Shoemaker and his wife, Aline, of Sour Lake; sister, Sally Hardwick, of Orange; and grandchildren, Ava and Olivia Swanzy, of Orangefield.

Preceded in death by his parents, Alma Fitch Shoemaker and Eddie Shoemaker; stepmother, Mary Louise Baker Shoemaker; and brothers, Emery and Steve Shoemaker.

A gathering of Mr. Shoemaker’s family and friends will begin at 5:00 p.m., with his memorial service at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, September 12, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Memorial Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:00 p.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (12)

  • Jason Mangold

    09 January 2020 at 16:48 | #

    I just learned of Davids passing and was shocked and saddened. I worked with David for many years on many events. David was always on the ball and worked hard to provide for his customers. On top of that he was just a good guy to talk to and share stories with. He will be missed. My heartfelt condolences to David's family and friends.


  • Rick Buffolano

    29 October 2019 at 20:04 | #

    I had known David for many years, working at KHOU and using David's help with AT&T for every Thanksgiving Parade. He would setup and run fiber the day before Thanksgiving every year. I will think kindly of him, especially this Thanksgiving. He will be missed. God Bless his family.


  • George Deutsch

    19 September 2019 at 19:36 | #

    David was a very special person to me. We worked together for about 10 years at Del Mar Electronics.
    I learned so much from him as well as so many things we learned together. We learned about computers together when computers first became popular in the work place. He was incredibly intelligent, always reliable and a man of his word. He was a great friend and co-worker. He came from good stock as I knew his Dad Eddie and his brother Steve well.
    May God bless his Family who was so important to him. During this time and always. David will always be remembered as a very soecial person to me. Rest in peace my friend!


  • Andrew Slayton

    17 September 2019 at 16:51 | #

    Sincere condolences from the Artel family and the Slayton family to yours. I have known David for years, and have visited with him on countless occasions, emails, texts - he was always so friendly , I always looked forward to seeing him , and considered him a friend. We are so sorry for your loss! We will miss him.


  • Mrs. Kim Moses

    12 September 2019 at 21:47 | #

    Rest In Peace, David! Family, Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4. May the peace of God comfort you all. I spoke with and prayed for David many times while working as a dispatcher at AT & T in San Ramon California. He will be missed. God Bless You All as I keep your family in Prayer!


  • Francisco Flores

    11 September 2019 at 21:43 | #

    David miss you, you were a good coworker and good teacher to me


  • Roberto (Bob) Garza - Chicago ATT

    11 September 2019 at 15:09 | #

    David, I remember when we met face to face for the Super Bowl several years back. We spoke almost everyday and worked together closely. I pray you are in a better place, no longer suffering. May GOD bless you and all of your family. You are missed my friend.


  • Rafael Sanchez

    10 September 2019 at 17:41 | #

    Rest in peace David...from my family to yours we extend our prayers.


  • Michael Adams

    09 September 2019 at 15:14 | #

    RIP my AT&T brother, much love!!!


  • Vicky Ferrell Shoemaker

    08 September 2019 at 03:54 | #

    I love you brother in law. Rest Well


  • Sally Shoemaker

    07 September 2019 at 04:15 | #

    I love you so much my precious brother.


  • Mark Woodard

    06 September 2019 at 23:26 | #

    Rest In Peace my dear cousin and prayers for your family. We had a-lot of good times here at Grandmas I’ll never forget.


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