David Lee Shemonia, Jr., 31, of New Athens, IL, born on December 28, 1983 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015.
David was a concrete finisher and an apprentice with Local 8. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding motorcycles. David loved his boys and was very involved with their activities including coaching baseball and assisting in football practices.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents – Joseph and Conchita, nee Perez, Shemonia and his maternal grandmother – Marsha, nee Williams, Meister.
He is survived by his mother – Susan, nee Gamble, Recker of New Athens, IL. His father – David Shemonia Sr.of Belleville, IL. His girlfriend – Brittany Shockley of New Athens, IL. Three sons – Logan, Landon and Lukas. One sister – Nicole (A.J.) Schilling of Fairview Heights, IL. His grandparents – Joe Meister Sr. of New Athens, IL and Howard and Kathy Gamble of Nauvoo, Ala. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and close family friends.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to David’s children and will be accepted at the funeral home, The Village Bank or online at Gofundme.com.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Monday, January 19, 2015 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:00am with Rev. Doug Stewart officiating.
Burial: Interment will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.