Delbert George Shomaker

Delbert George Shomaker, 62, of Atlanta, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2008. Mr. Shomaker served in the U.S. Army in the 101st & 82nd Airborne, did three tours of duty in Vietnam, received two Purple Hearts and was honored to have his father, Master Sgt. George W. Shomaker, as his instructor during parachute training.

He was also a member of the Rex Masonic Lodge, F&AM #251. Mr. Shomaker is survived by his greatest love, Kathy Shomaker, of Thomaston; his loving daughter, Michelle Shomaker-Underwood and husband, Curtis, of Macon; sons, Clay Shomaker and wife, Andrea, of Macon; Matthew Allen Shomaker, of Thomaston; sister, Cindy Shomaker-Lentz, of Ellenwood; brothers, Donald Shomaker and wife, Carroll, of College Park; Jerry Shomaker, of Atlanta; 4 grandchildren, Destiny Underwood, Emma Cate, Carson and Ava Shomaker, and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Monday, June 23, at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga., at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. Joseph Mauthe officiating.

A procession will leave precisely at 8:30 a.m., from Ward's Parkway Chapel in Forest Park. Family will receive friends Sunday, June 22, at the funeral home, from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VFW Post #5080, 5080 N. Lake Drive, Lake City, Ga., 30260, (404)-363-9962. Mr. Shomaker was a dedicated father and servant to our country; to him we say, "Thank you." He will be truly missed.

Horis A. Ward Parkway Chapel, 1000 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, Ga., 30297 is in charge of arrangements, (404) 366-3522.