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Thomas James Shuemake

January 28, 1935 — February 14, 2023

Vilonia, Arkansas

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Thomas "Jim" Shuemake of Vilonia, went to be with the Lord on February 14, 2023 at the age of 88.

He was born on January 28, 1935 in Conway, Arkansas to Sam and Alma Jewell Shuemake. He was of the baptist faith and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon. He was a veteran in the United States Army serving in Germany. He worked until his retirement at Arkansas Democrat Gazette. He enjoyed playing golf, and was an avid supporter of the Razorbacks and Vilonia Eagles.

Jim is survived by one brother, Louis Shuemake and wife, Linda of Clovis, California; two sisters, Kathryn Sheragy and husband, Michael of Fowler, California; Carol Hocking and husband, Bruce of Green Valley, Arizona; son-in-law, Tom Wells of Vilonia; two grandchildren, Whitney Carden and husband, Gary of Vilonia; Addie Gilmore and husband, David of Wooster; four great-grandchildren, Drake, Garrett and Kynslee Carden all of Vilonia, and Wyatt Gilmore of Wooster, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Reba Faye Shuemake (Sisson); daughter, Storme Wells; and his parents, Thomas and Alma Jewell Shuemake.

A memorial service with military honors will be held 6:00 PM Monday, February 20th, 2023 at Friendship Baptist Church with Brother Chris Franco and Brother Ken Jordan officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Vilonia Funeral Home, 1134 Main St., Vilonia, Arkansas 72173. Share condolences with the family at www.viloniafuneralhome.com.

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Memorial Visitation

Monday, February 20, 2023

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Friendship Baptist Church

767 Rocky Point Rd,, CONWAY, AR 72173

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Memorial Service

Monday, February 20, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Friendship Baptist Church

767 Rocky Point Rd,, CONWAY, AR 72173

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