Mr. Schomaker peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at his home in Avilla, Ind.
David Lynn Schomaker was born and raised on a farm near Spencer, on March 31, 1943, to the late Bill and Belle (Dickerson) Schomaker.
He married Uthelene Conley Oct. 25, 1980, at the Community Baptist Church near South Milford. Dave was a semi truck driver for 40 years. He was employed with JB Hunt Transportation for 10 years. Before that, he drove semi for the Tyson Corporation for many years. In his earlier days, Dave worked with his dad on the farm and drove a school bus. He also owned and operated a trucking company.
He loved going to church at Harbor of Love Baptist Church, where he faithfully attended. Dave loved fishing, watching NASCAR, and cooking and shopping with Brenda. He loved gardening and giving away all the vegetables from it. He enjoyed spending time in his garage, tinkering and fixing things and riding his Moped all around the town of Avilla. Dave especially loved all his grandchildren and going to their ballgames and different events. He also loved his cat, Sugar, and watching his favorite shows, "Storage Wars" and "Swamp People," on television. He simply enjoyed being with people, making new friends, and sharing a good laugh or two.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Schomaker.
Survivors include his wife, Uthelene Schomaker of Avilla; daughters: Brenda (Lynn) Lash of Avilla, and Jennifer Schomaker of Kendallville; sons: Darris Schomaker of Queen Creek, Ariz. and David Schomaker Jr. of Mesa, Ariz.; grandchildren: Courtney and Alisha Schomaker of Mesa, Abbey Schomaker and a grandson, James Ross, both of Kendallville, Ashley and Nathan Rodenbeck of Avilla, Aaron Lash and Austin Lash of Avilla; great-granddaughter Aryanna Rodenbeck; sisters: Jane (Cliff) Huss of Palm Beach, Fla., and Marybelle Rhinehart of Minnesota; brothers: Billy Schomaker of Nebraska and Jack Schomaker of Spencer; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Hite Funeral Home of Kendallville, Ind. Is in charge of arrangements.