William ” Dale” Shoemaker

William ” Dale” Shoemaker, 65, Excelsior Springs,  passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the Excelsior Springs Hospital.

Mr. Shoemaker was born Oct. 6, 1946, in Prairie Hill, the son of William Ralph and Betty Lou (Scott) Shoemaker. Dale married Linda (Smith) Shoemaker in 1968, she survives of the home. Mr. Shoemaker served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his wife, Linda of Excelsior Springs, Dale is survived by his father, William Shoemaker of Richmond; five children, Cindy Hewitt of Richmond, Tammy Abby Love, Ricky Mel Shoemaker, Kelly Shoemaker, and Andrew Shoemaker all of Excelsior Springs; three brothers, Lonnie Shoemaker, Larry Shoemaker and Gary Shoemaker all of Excelsior Springs; one sister, Gloria Newman of Orrick; eight grandchildren, Amanda Hewitt, Heather Hewitt and Kayla Hewitt all of Richmond, Jake Scott, Elliot Shoemaker, Kyle Shoemaker, Karmen Clark and Samantha Shoemaker all of Excelsior Springs and one great-grandson, Chase Adams of Richmond.

Dale was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Lou Shoemaker; two brothers, Jerry Shoemaker and a infant brother; an infant sister and one grandson, Preston Clark.

Visitation will be from 1 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, with the funeral service starting at 11 a.m., at the Polley Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs. Burial will be in the Polley Cemetery.

Memorial Donations may be made to the family.

Written condolences may be left at

Arrangements through Polley Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs, 816-630-3388

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