Bill D. Shoemate, 86 of Wilmington DE passed away at his home on Friday, December 21st 2018 surrounded by his family.
Bill was born in West Jefferson, NC the son of Elvira (Mullis) and Robert L. Shoemate. He retired from the Pipefitters Union local 74 after more than 40 years of service. He attended Bethany Baptist Church.
Bill is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carolyn V. (Bare) Shoemate, his children, grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and his sister, Louise Oakes of Jefferson, NC. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bower; his sister, Grace and his son, Robert.
Funeral services will be held at Bethany Baptist Church, 410 Denver Road Wilmington DE 19804 at 3 PM on Sunday, December 30, 2018. Burial will be private.