Ted O.I. Shoemaker
December 4, 2013


Life Legacy

SHOEMAKER, TED O.I., 85 of Sebring passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013. He was born in Sebring and a graduate of Sebring High School. Son of O.I. and Florence Younce Shoemaker who came to Sebring in 1923 and operated City Plumbing Co, until 1938, Grandson of the late James Oliver Younce, a 1918 pioneer of Sebring. He operated Ted Shoemaker & Son Plumbing for 43 years, a veteran of WWII serving in the US Coast Guard, Life Member of the Sebring Jaycees with two Distinguished Service Awards, served five years on the Highlands County Planning and Zoning Board, the county Subdivision Regulation Board, Sebring Code Enforcement Board, Sebring Utilities Commission for five years, Builder of the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Fund, received an Outstanding Member of the Year from the Sebring Chamber of Commerce for devising a 1985 annexation and growth plan for the City of Sebring, Member and Past President of Sebring Historical Society, Life Member of Highlands Little Theater, Member of Art League, involved in Dixie Youth and Little League Baseball, an avid Bridge player. Ted was preceded in death by his sisters, Leona Weaver and Dorothy Marchand. He is survived by his loving wife, Janice Meredith, two sons, Oliver Scott, US Navy (ret), and L. Paul, owner of Shoemaker Plumbing, Inc, both of Sebring; daughter Meredith Celeste Mabe, Sebring; four grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and one on the way. Private Family Services will be held Saturday at Morris Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Pinecrest Cemetery. Memorials are requested to Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.

Condolences or Life Stories may be expressed in his Guestbook. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, Fl.

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Preceded In Death By

Leona Weaver, Sister
Dorothy Marchand, Sister

Survived By

Janice Meredith, Wife
Oliver Scott, Son
L. Paul, Son
Meredith Celeste Mabe, Daughter
Four grandchildren
eleven great grandchildren
one great great grandchild
and another on the way


Place Of Birth: Sebring, FL
Date Of Death: December 4, 2013
Place of Death: Sebring, FL
Member and Past President of
Sebring Historical Society


Private Family Services will be held
Saturday at Morris Funeral Chapel.
Burial will be at Pinecrest Cemetery.


12/06/2013 - Sherri Cooper

I remember years ago when I worked at the Sebring Chamber downtown Ted came in every morning and would sit with me and drink coffee, and I would drink hot tea, and we would solve the worlds problems. I've thought about Ted many times through the years, I will miss him. With Love & light, Sherri Cooper


12/06/2013 - Dallas and Robin Nichols

Sending prayers to you and your family at this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies to you.


12/06/2013 - Ed Sager

Terrie and I are praying for you at this special time. May Christ's comfort and peace and love fill all your hearts and draw you together. Gospel mercies are an unending source of hope in the face of death. Jesus rose in triumph and so will All his dear people! Death's sting is removed by His grace. 1 Corinthians 15:55