William J. “Bud” Shoemaker
August 17, 1955 - March 25, 2018
William Joseph Bud Shoemaker, III, age 62, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018.
Born in Wilmington, DE on August 17, 1955, he was a son of Helen (Sill) Jackson and the late William J. Shoemaker, Jr. Bud proudly graduated from DeLaWarr High School and was employed by various body shops, then for Reliable Paper, and retired from DELDOT.
Bud was an avid sports fan and also loved to joke. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted son, father, brother, grandfather and dear friend to many.
He is survived by his mother, Helen (Sill) Jackson and stepfather, Edward Jackson of Newark; sons,Tony Reilly and his wife, Diana, Matthew Reilly and his wife, Jodie, both of New Castle; brother, Richard Shoemaker of Wilmington; grandchildren, Mason, Dylan, Blake and Kendall Boo Reilly; former wife and friend, Martha Shoemaker; and many relatives from the Sill, Shoemaker and Pribish families.
Family and friends may gather from 3:30 pm until 5 pm on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a celebration of life will begin at 5 pm. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bud’s name to Orthopedic or Cardiac Departments of the Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, The Nemours Fund for Children’s Health, Shands House,