James “JT” Talmadge Shoemaker Sr., age 94, of Biloxi, MS passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021.
James was born on July 19, 1927 and was a longtime resident of Biloxi. He served in the US Army and worked in Civil Service at the Biloxi VA. James was an avid fan of NASCAR racing and enjoyed Cruisin’ The Coast.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Grant and Bertie Shoemaker; his wife, Margie Shoemaker; siblings, Betty Guthrie and George Shoemaker; and by his son-in-law, Roscoe Wilkerson. James is survived by his children, Jimmie Shoemaker and Vicki Wilkerson; grandchildren, Brett (Meredith) Shoemaker, Eric (Christina) Shoemaker, and Adrienne Wilkerson; great grandchildren, Acelyn, Chloe, and Eleanor Shoemaker; siblings, Charlotte (Charles) Scarborough, Dianne (Billy) Davis, and Bobby (Sheila) Shoemaker; and his beloved Bopsey.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Tracy Ladner, Sheila Jones, Connie and Jackie of Kare-in Home Hospice, WLOX, and participants of Cruisin’ The Coast for making his last wish possible.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 21, 2021 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Biloxi, MS from 10:30AM until 12PM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 12:30PM at Biloxi National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church.
Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of James “JT” Talmadge Shoemaker Sr.