John T. Schoonmaker was born in Walden, NY, July 17, 1935 and passed away Oct. 28.
He was a supervisor at DuPont.
He is survived by: wife Joan B Schoonmaker Gallatin; children, Sharon (Bobby) Anglin,. Mt Juliet, John (Donna) Schoonmaker, Hendersonville; grand children Chris (Jennifer) Anglin, Mt Juliet, Addrienne Anglin, Bardstown, Ky., Misty (Tim) Crook, White House; great grandchildren, Mason Bunch, Morgan Anglin, Cody Crook, Blake Crook, Madison Anglin; sister Philamena Cassalino Newburgh, NY; brother Granville Schoonmaker Wallkill, NY.
He is preceded in death by: father Myron H. Schoonmaker; mother Anna B. Mulofski; brothers and sisters, Mary Cargo, Fred Schoonmaker, Myron Schoonmaker, George Schoonmaker.
In 1966, John moved his family from Newburgh, NY to Hendersonville, to advance his career at the DuPont plant in Old Hickory. John also volunteered as the football announcer at Hawkins Junior High School and was known as the “Mouth of the South”. After retirement John and his wife, Joan, moved to Castilian Springs to try their hand at farming and raising cows, llamas, chickens, and pigmy goats. After illness slowed him down, they moved inside the Gallatin City Limits. Many friends both old and new will miss him.
A celebration of life is Nov. 17, 2 to 5 p.m. at Glen Oak Clubhouse, 101 Agee Cir. Hendersonville, TN. Bring and share your John stories. The family is requesting in lieu of flowers that donations be made to The American Heart Association or Greyhound Pets of America.