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Horace G. ‘Tommy’ Shoe, 68, proud to have served his country in the Army

Horace G. 'Tommy' Shoe
Horace G. ‘Tommy’ Shoe

WILMINGTON — Horace G. “Tommy” Shoe, 68, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 10, 1950, in Burnie, Tasmania, Australia.

Tommy attended Rohanen High School, Rockingham, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a resident of Wilmington for 33 years and enjoyed fishing.

Mr. Shoe was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Dora Shoe; and brother, Garry Lucas.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sue Shoe of Wilmington; son, Corey Shoe, and his wife, Jennie, of Wilmington; and beloved grandson, Austin Shoe of Wilmington. He is also survived by his brothers, Lee Shoe of Dunkirk, Maryland, and Dean Shoe of Ocean Isle Beach; sisters, Vicki Hill, and her husband, Don, of Pine Bluff and Jeannie Robson, and her husband, Dean, of Pinehurst; and best friend and canine companion, Hank.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 25, at Carter Funeral Home Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Mitchell Roller officiating. Interment will follow services in Richmond County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. prior to services at Carter Funeral Home of Rockingham.

Special thanks to doctors, nurses and staff in the Heart ICU unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Share online condolences with the family at Carter Funeral Home Colonial Chapel.

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