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John Iii

January 19, 1975 — April 10, 2014

John Howard Shoemaker, III, age 36, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Sparta.

John was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 19, 1978, the son of the late John Howard Shoemaker, Jr. and Ruth Hawkins Shoemaker.

Preceded in death by his father, John Howard Shoemaker, Jr.

He is survived by wife, Karrie Norris Shoemaker; daughter, Shayla Shoemaker; mother, Ruth Shoemaker; brother, Mark Payne all of Sparta; With lots of family and friends.


At his request there will be no funeral services with burial in Smith Chapel Cemetery at a later date.

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