Donald R. Shewmaker, 75, Martinsville, died at 7:50 a.m., Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at his residence.
Born Nov. 19, 1932, in Terre Haute, he was the son of Ray and Daisey Fern (Sanders) Shewmaker.
He graduated from Reelsville High School and attended Indiana State University. He also completed aircraft training courses.
He retired from Rhoads Aviation, Columbus, where he was a cargo pilot. He was also a flight instructor.
He enjoyed flying, fishing, hunting and enjoyed time shared with his family.
He married Thelma Jean Danhour on Oct. 21, 1951. She survives.
Additional survivors include daughters Cheryl Burgin, Martinsville, Lyn Moscrip, Martinsville, and Lori Morris, Bargersville; son Steve Shewmaker, Martinsville; and 10 grandchildren Michael Ritter, Brian Allen, Jessica, Jenna and Jarrod Moscrip, ZXachary Morton, Samantha and Wyatt Morris and Gavin and Cade Ritter.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will take place at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at Neal and Summers Mortuary, Martinsville, with Pastor Roger Gifford officiating. Burial will be at New South Park Cemetery, Martinsville.
Visitation is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, 60674.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nealandsum-mers.com.