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James Shewmaker

Dr. James Lee “Doc” Shewmaker Jr., DVM, 80, of LaBelle, FlA, better known as Lee died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023. Born on Oct. 30, 1942 in Harrodsburg, he was the son of the late James and Laura Alma Latta Shewmaker. He was a graduate of  Mercer County High School,  received his bachelors degree from University of Kentucky and his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, was a U.S. Army veteran providing veterinary services and owned and practiced in the Shewmaker Animal Hospital in LaBelle, Fla. Survivors include: children, James Gordon Shewmaker, Dr. Bridgette Diane (Kenny) Shewmaker-Cochran DVM, and Dr. James Lee Shewmaker III DVM; one sister, Jane Latta Shewmaker-Brother of Mt. Sterling; three grandchildren and five nephews and nieces.

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