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Leonard Shoemake

Leonard Shoemake, 76, of Dawsonville died Sept. 28, 2017.

Born May 22, 1941 to the late Roy and Ila Shoemake, Leonard had been a resident of Dawsonville for almost 30 years coming from Forsyth County. 

He was a member of Settendown Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.  For many years he worked as a truck driver for North Georgia Rendering, and also worked at Liberty Middle School in Cumming as a custodian until his retirement. 

 Leonard enjoyed fishing and building things but most of all loved antique cars. A loving husband and father, he will be greatly missed. 

A brother, Vonnie Shoemake; sister, Lerlene Shoemake; and grandson, Brandon Parker, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Evelyn Weaver Shoemake of Dawsonville; daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Wayne Bennett of Cumming, Karen and Mark Parker of Dawsonville, Donna and Michael Barnett of Dawsonville; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Christine West of Clermont, Bonnie Holloway of Dawsonville; a number of nieces, nephews; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Evans and Rev. Kyle Lamb officiating.  Interment followed in the Dawsonville Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sept. 30 at the funeral home.

Bearden Funeral Home in Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.