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Thomas Shoemake

Thomas Edward "Tom" Shoemake

Friday, June 6th, 1980 - Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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Obituary

Thomas Edward Shoemake, of Mansfield, Texas, died Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, after a ten year battle with carcinoid cancer.

Tom was born June 6, 1980 in Fort Worth, Texas to Gary and Karen Shoemake. He graduated from Calvary Christian Academy in 1998. Tom graduated with a bachelor’s degree from DeVry University in 2006. He worked for Z Technologies as an engineering manager doing industrial automation since 2006.

Tom married Staceyann Wade Shoemake on September 2, 2007. They have two beautiful children, Boston Thomas, 9, and Bailey Ann, 6. Tom loved his family, music, The Dallas Cowboys, The Texas Rangers, The Dallas Mavericks, pinball, videogames, the band Boston, wearing hoodies, and playing the guitar. He was a member of Fielder Road Baptist Church and played in their praise and worship band.

Tom loved camping and fishing with his friends and family. He loved the great outdoors as long as it didn’t involve swimming. He loved going to pinball tournaments and baseball games. Tom never missed watching a Cowboys game on TV with his dad. He loved watching Boston play sports, playing video games with him, playing Barbies with Bailey Ann, and watching her dance.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Karen Shoemake and special aunt Janet McGovern.

He is survived by his wife, Staceyann Shoemake, father, Gary Shoemake, son, Boston Thomas Shoemake, daughter, Bailey Ann Shoemake, sisters, Becky Shoemake Nangle and husband Jeff, Amy Shoemake Robbins and husband Todd, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Philip and Stacey Wade, brother-in-law, Heath Wade and wife Michelle, sister-in-law, Courtney Wade, his special uncle Mike McGovern and wife Lori, along with several loving nieces and nephews.

The Shoemake family would like to thank Texas Oncology in Dallas Texas, Dr. Scott Paulson, Dr. Eric Nadler, and Dr. Robert Fine for their years of dedicated care and constant support. A special thanks is extended to The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, to Dr. Heidi Connolly, Dr. Charlie Jain, and Dr. Hartzell Schaff for offering us hope and compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Tom’s name to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation or to the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Wade Family Funeral Home
(817) 274-9233
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 4th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, September 4th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Wade Family Funeral Home
    Address
    4140 W Pioneer Parkway
    Arlington, Texas 76013
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Fielder Church
    Address
    2011 S Fielder Road
    ARLINGTON, TX 76013
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  • Interment

    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    When
    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 2:30pm
    Location
    Mount Olivet Cemetery
    Address
    2301 North Sylvania Avenue
    FORT WORTH, TX 76111
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Bert, Amy, Mattie and Worth

Posted at 12:40pm
May this serve as a reminder of Toms legacy left deeply rooted in your hearts that will be passed on for generations. May God Bless you and keep you.
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Maddi Knecht and Elise Breunig

Posted at 10:46am
We feel truly blessed to be a small part of Toms life. He clearly was a wonderful man & will be greatly missed. Sending all of our thoughts & prayers
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Amadeo Cruz

Posted at 08:14pm
Stacy Ann and family,
We were shock when we heard the news. I think there are not good combination of words to express our feelings and to comfort you. We know he is with our Lord Jesus in a better place.

I remember when I interviewed him for the job, he told me about his music passion. I toughed "wow, an Engineer with his two brains connected (not just the right side)", that had being one of my better decisions I had made on my life. He surpassed our expectations and he enlighten the room with his optimism.

I remember our conversations across cubicles, exchanges tips to keep in shape, I still have the "fat caliper" to measure how much fat is under the skin. He told me about it, and it was because I told him, "men I run but don't loose weight", he told on his optimism "it may be because your are growing muscle and losing fat, get this fat caliper to check your progress" BTW I still had not lose weight. The other tip was when he was eating like 5 short meals a day instead of 3. I could never do that.

I remember things at work, how we hated LabView and had to work on it to satisfy our client. He always had a happy face for the client.

He was very excited when you guys were getting married and your trip through Europe.

In the time I spent with him, for sure he always filled with optimism and happiness, he always had the right attitude, even when the pressure was very high. I always admired that of him.

Obviously we think his life time was short but God have His reasons. Thomas may help us more from Heaven than on Earth and he left us with two beautiful kids.

Again, words can not describe our feelings, we will keep you in our prayers .

Amadeo & Claudia Cruz
5915 Silkcrest Trail
Arlington TX
 
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Staceyann Shoemake Posted at 10:58am

Such kind and sweet words. Thank you so much. He was a great one.
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Amadeo & Claudia Cruz

Posted at 07:40pm
We are so sad when we received the news. In the time I spent with him , he always enlightened the room with his optimism. He is with our Lord Jesus
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Kimberly Maurer

Posted at 05:54pm
To Stacy Ann and family you guys are in my thoughts and prayers. Iam so sorry to hear about tom thanks Kim Maurer
 
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Staceyann Shoemake Posted at 10:59am

Thank you Kim.
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