Stanley Michael "Mike" Shoemaker, 71 of Carthage, Mo, passed away Sunday July 25th at his home. 

Mike was a veteran of the US Army and was only called Stanley while serving his country or when in trouble as a child. After serving in Vietnam, he worked alongside his dad at the automotive shop for 24 years. Mike worked for Schreiber Foods until his health started to deteriorate.  He loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed going to auctions and being outdoors. 


Mike was born June 25, 1950, in Aurora, Mo to the late Gene and Agnes Shoemaker. He was also preceded in death by his daughter Shannon Raley- Shoemaker, Brother Sam Shoemaker, and Brother-in-Law Allen Tyson.


Mike is survived by his wife Christie (Smith) Shoemaker; Children Shawn Shoemaker, Lisa Shepard (Dan), Jennifer Bradley (Jay), Son in Law Joey Rogers; Grandchildren Dallas Peterson (Shiane) , Connor Shoemaker, Dylan Shoemaker, Cragen Shoemaker, Zander Bradley, and Kinleigh Bradley; and great grandchild Beckham.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield with full military honors under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.


Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

Peterson Funeral Chapel