US Navy

Harold C. Shoemaker

April 3, 1927 ~ June 3, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old


Harold C. Shoemaker, 96, formally of London, Ohio died Saturday June 3rd, 2023 in Port Richey, FL. He was born on April 3rd, 1927 in South Charleston, Ohio, the oldest son of Clarence and Bernice (Barnes) Shoemaker.

His family is a blended family. He is survived by his wife Doris Tumblison Shoemaker of Port Richey, FL, sons Ron (Sally) Shoemaker of Denver, CO,  Ken (Debbie) Tumblison of Dublin, OH, son-in-law Karl Kuehl, Wapakoneta, Ohio, Sister-In-Law Cindy (Bennett) Shoemaker of Lonon, OH, grandchildren Chad (Michelle) Shoemaker, Denver, CO,  Ashley (Nic) Shoemaker Remington, Evergreen, CO, Lindsay (Justin) Shoemaker Sharp, Dayton, OH, Nicole (Stephen) Tumblison Hueckel, Oakwood, OH, Amanda (Luke) Tumblison Hueckel, Westerville OH, Jennifer (Ryan) Tumblison Haacke, Westerville, OH, Brittany (Jacob) Kuehl Tupper. Wheat Ridge, CO, Kristin (Jon) Kuehl Finger, Carlsbad, CA, 12 great grandchildren and dear friend and care giver Penny Bowman, Port Richey, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Betty (Collins) Shoemaker, London, OH, son Gary Shoemaker, London, OH, daughter Cheryl Tumblison Kuehl, Dublin, OH, brothers George (Dorothy) Shoemaker, London, OH and Donald (Linda) Shoemaker, London, OH.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II, was a member of the London Jaycees and a Little League Baseball coach in London, He enjoyed a successful career in sales and management for Columbus Builder’s Supply and continued to serve as a member on the Board of Directors until his death. He was an avid Ohio State Football fan, attending numerous Bowl games including a National Championship win in Tempe, AZ.

He was most proud of his family as well as the relationships he cultivated while working at Columbus Builder’s Supply with his contractors, who later became great friends. His biggest regret was retiring because he missed his contractors/friends, fellow workers and owners of Columbus Builder’s Supply.

There will be a private service in Port Richey, FL.

There will also be a “Celebration of Life” at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris, 8700 Lyra Dr. Columbus, Ohio 43240, on August 5th from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Hourglass Foundation ( at 4541 S. Navajo St. Englewood, CO 80110.

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Celebration of Life
August 5, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hilton Columbus/ Polaris
8700 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH 43240


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