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David Shemonia Jr.

David Shemonia Jr.

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

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.

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  1. Mike Wise Jr says:

    Rip David

  2. Administrator says:

    R.I.P. David
    You will forever live in our hearts…and missed dearly every passing day. Fly high with Joe Joe and I’ll see you all very soon…

    Posted by: Ashley LaPointe – New Athens, IL Jan 16, 2015

  3. Administrator says:

    R.I.P. David. You will be missed and loved by so many. This is such a tragedy. My heart goes out to all the family.

    Posted by: Tiffany Schilling-Hollingsworth – Alorton, IL Jan 16, 2015

  4. Administrator says:

    So very sorry for the loss of this man.

    Posted by: A friend Jan 17, 2015

  5. Administrator says:

    Our family lost a great man! Will be greatly missed by many family member and friends!

    Posted by: Racheal Miers – Perryville, MO Jan 17, 2015

  6. Administrator says:

    You were a good friend and a great father you will be missed my friend

    Posted by: Don hock – Fayetteville, IL Jan 17, 2015

  7. Administrator says:


    Posted by: ED KIMBREL – GLEN CARBON, IL Jan 17, 2015

  8. Administrator says:

    So sorry for the loss of a father, friend and a soul mate to Brittney. It is hard to believe still. Fly high Dave. Watch over your loved ones. They need you now. My deepest condolences to the family.

    Posted by: Brian White – Lenzburg, IL Jan 17, 2015

  9. Administrator says:

    R.I.P. David!! We have a lot of memories I will never forget!! Your smile always lit up the room!! We will miss you so much!! Until we meet again…love you bro!!

    Posted by: Amanda Tabor – Steeleville, IL Jan 17, 2015

  10. Administrator says:


    Posted by: wilson – new athens, IL Jan 17, 2015

  11. Administrator says:

    R I P My good friend you will be missed

    Posted by: Joe Robertson – Lenzburg, IL Jan 17, 2015

  12. Administrator says:

    May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

    Posted by: A friend Jan 17, 2015

  13. Administrator says:

    Sorry for your loss, may your memories get you through this and may we all continue to pray for peace.

    Posted by: The Hampton family Jan 17, 2015

  14. Administrator says:

    David what a great young man and father you have always been,i will miss your smile and the burn outs….Sending hope and love to the family.

    Posted by: Misty Lang – Waterloo, IL Jan 17, 2015

  15. Administrator says:

    Our sympathies to the family, such a tragic thing to happen to such a young, carefree, bright, handsome and charming young man. Grandma Marsha, please take care of David. Greg and Vicki

    Posted by: Vicki Meister – Mascoutah, IL Jan 18, 2015

  16. Administrator says:

    There are no words to describe the loss felt by so many. Your memory will be cherished. May You dwell with the Angels, Walk through the meadows in heaven and feel the warmth of purest sunshine on your face.

    Posted by: Lisa Phelps – Lenzburg, IL – family friend Jan 18, 2015

  17. Administrator says:

    David you will be sorely missed by your aunt Debbie an I. Hope aunt Marsha is keeping you safe.

    Posted by: A friend Jan 18, 2015

  18. Administrator says:

    Susan, I’m so sorry for the death of your son. Thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Pamela Hargan – Springfield, IL Jan 18, 2015

  19. Administrator says:

    You will be truly missed by so many. You was very loved. This is a great loss to everyone who knew and loved you. You will never be forgotten. Fly high Dave!!

    Posted by: Angie – millstadt, IL – friend Jan 18, 2015

  20. Administrator says:

    Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Posted by: Sharon Stone – Owensboro, KY – Friend of family Jan 18, 2015

  21. Administrator says:

    Joe, I am so very sorry about the tragic death of your grandson. The losses you have had to endure these past few years, just breaks my heart. Peace be with you.

    Posted by: Cathy Flowers – Annandale, VA Jan 18, 2015

  22. Administrator says:

    Sue and Nikki ~ our hearts break for both of you ~ no words can express what you are going through! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!!
    Love Linda and Nikki (Dunlap)

    Posted by: Linda Baldus Jan 18, 2015

  23. Administrator says:

    Rip Dave you will be missed by many !Fly High my friend until we meet again!!

    Posted by: Amie Hagen – lenzburg, IL Jan 18, 2015

  24. Administrator says:

    So sorry Susan, you have my deepest sympathy and I will be praying for all you to be strong during these two hardest days of anynodys lives to go through

    Posted by: Penny Wheatley – Du Quoin, IL – friend Jan 18, 2015

  25. Administrator says:

    Life sucks then you die.No plus no negative.HERE IS BETTER THAN NOT BEING HERE.The people that know,depend on you as a father and confidant will miss you.I remember you as a child and a man both of which you accomplished with a style of your own.Lil Dave I will miss you .

    Posted by: Ian Michalke – IL Jan 18, 2015

  26. Administrator says:

    So sorry Susan, you have my deepest sympathy and I will be praying for all you to be strong during these two hardest days of anybodys lives to go through

    Posted by: Penny Wheatley – Du Quoin, IL – friend Jan 18, 2015

  27. Administrator says:


    Posted by: Elizabeth Tomarchio – Collinsville, IL Jan 18, 2015

  28. Administrator says:

    I feel so sad for u sue and david my thoughts and prayers r with ur family may he rest in peace ill be thinkin of him for the rest of my life

    Posted by: deloris wilson – new athens, IL – friend Jan 18, 2015

  29. Administrator says:

    Such a tragedy. Im so sorry for your loss.Im at a loss of words and my heart weighs heavy in my chest

    Posted by: Glory Weissert – lenzburg, IL Jan 18, 2015

  30. Administrator says:

    So sorry for your loss. Such a sad thing to hear about life taken away to early. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Jessica K – Red Bud, IL Jan 18, 2015

  31. Administrator says:

    REMEMBER me when I am gone away,
    Gone far away into the silent land;
    When you can no more hold me by the hand,
    Nor I half turn to go, yet turning stay.
    Remember me when no more day by day
    You tell me of our future that you plann’d:
    Only remember me; you understand
    It will be late to counsel then or pray.
    Yet if you should forget me for a while
    And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
    For if the darkness and corruption leave
    A vestige of the thoughts

    Posted by: Jacqlyn – New Athens, IL – Friend Jan 18, 2015

  32. Administrator says:

    Such a tragedy sorry for your loss.Gonna miss that smile Rip my friend until we meet again.Fly High!!!

    Posted by: Amie and shawn – lenzburg, IL – friend Jan 18, 2015

  33. Administrator says:

    Dave I’m going to miss u bro. That awesome smile the great times we shared together. U always had my back. I loved hanging out with u Rest in Peace My Brother and we will see each other someday and party again!! God give strenth to ur family and especially your dad. The world lost a special person and I lost a great friend!! Your bro Wheeler

    Posted by: Michael wheeler – Mascoutah, IL – Long time friend!!! Jan 18, 2015

  34. Administrator says:

    Rest in Peace dear boy.

    Posted by: William and Barb Dixon Jan 18, 2015

  35. Administrator says:

    David, a great guy and a good father. Ur boys were ur everything. U was a great guy a lot of people are gonna miss you. I used to be really close too u and ur family. Last couple years we were just running into each other at random times. Just know tons of people are gonna miss you buddy fly high

    Posted by: Cody Moore – Waterloo, IL – friend Jan 18, 2015

  36. Administrator says:

    I love you baby always and forever.

    Posted by: Debbe Ohlendorf – Lenzburg, IL – Great aunt Jan 18, 2015

  37. Administrator says:

    I value the memories. I’ll never forget your smile or how you were always looking out for your family. Lie down in the green meadows of heaven. You are free my friend. Rest in the presence of God.

    Posted by: Lisa Phelps – Lenzburg, IL Jan 18, 2015

  38. Administrator says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Its such a tragedy when a young life is taken just another painful reminder that god picks his prettiest flowers first. RIP Davvid

    Posted by: Brandy – IL – friend Jan 19, 2015

  39. Administrator says:

    Rest in Peace to such a great guy. You will be missed by many; my prayers with you and your family.

    Posted by: A friend Jan 19, 2015

  40. Administrator says:

    Hearts will now be more heavy then before, your loss is a tragedy to way to many. The memory of you will forever live on. You will truly be missed by a great amount of people. watch over your boys from above, they are bound to grow up as great young men just like their father.RIP David.

    Posted by: Jillian Siebecker – Ofallon, IL – friend Jan 20, 2015

  41. Administrator says:

    David, You are such a wonderful loving brother,friend,son and father, You will be missed so very much! Rest in peace my brother, we will see you again in heave one day. Love you! Fly with the angels.

    Posted by: Kristen Jamison – Tomah, WI – Step-Sister Jan 20, 2015

  42. Administrator says:

    RIP David. You are a great guy and we both enjoyed every bit of your company. Working together and just hanging out. You will be missed, but never forgotten.

    Posted by: james & rhiannon towler – east carondelet, IL Feb 02, 2015

  43. Administrator says:

    I didn’t know David personally,however I did hear about him and his boys from Brittany. David was always looking out for his family. Rest in Peace David. To Brittany and your boys…I am wrapping you in an enormous hug. You are not alone. David will forever be in your hearts.

    Posted by: A friend Feb 03, 2015

  44. Administrator says:

    You were a awesome person always smiling you Will be missed by many RIP

    Posted by: Kimberly Dayton – Lenzburg, IL Feb 04, 2015

  45. Administrator says:

    David I’m glad to have known you and have had you as part of my life through AJ and Nikki. I watched you grow into a wonderful father of three very fine boys. You have been a good big brother and protective as well! 🙂 But for good reason!I keep expecting to see you around town or at the house. You are sadly missed!

    Posted by: Cindy Wiegand – New Athens, IL Feb 05, 2015

  46. Administrator says:

    I knew landon + lukas from school rip

    Posted by: – significant_other Feb 08, 2018

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