Family Statement

“Our family would like to offer our most sincere gratitude to the entire Fort Hood community for the outstanding support and genuine care given to Bob and Tuke Shoemaker. We are deeply honored and impressed by the professionalism of the entire Fort Hood and III Corps team. We are especially grateful for the enduring commitment and love from Ms. Leslie Francis. Of the many achievements and honors earned in his lifetime, Bob was proudest of Shoemaker High School and absolutely loved the children, educators, and staff. We would ask the many friends in this community to respect Tuke’s privacy at this sad time,” said Col. Thomas Rickard, nephew, and Ann Haller, niece, of retired Army Gen. and Mrs. Robert M. Shoemaker.



DATE: June 26, 2017 12:24:11 PM CDT


FORT HOOD, Texas — Funeral services for retired Gen. Robert M. Shoemaker are scheduled for 1 p.m. June 28 at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen, Texas.

Interment with full distinguished military honors with caisson procession will follow at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 TX-195, Killeen.

Media desiring to cover both the funeral service and the burial must register here by 4 p.m. June 27. 

Due to limited parking at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, media are allowed one vehicle per media outlet. Media should plan to be at the KCCC by 12:30 p.m.

A Fort Hood public affairs representative will provide escort from the KCCC to the cemetery. 


For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
(254) 287-9993
(254) 287-0106
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Suite W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544
[email protected]