Roy Allen Schmidt Jr.

Published 5:00 am Monday, August 31, 2009

Services for Roy Allen Schmidt Jr., of Sontag, were 11 a.m.Saturday, Aug. 29, at Shiloh Baptist Church in Sontag with burialin the church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge ofarrangements.

Mr. Schmidt, 86, died Aug. 27, 2009, at Lawrence County NursingCenter. He was born in Moundridge, Kan., on June 1, 1923, to EdwardJ. Schmidt and Dora Decker Schmidt.

He was a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Hewas a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where he was a past musicdirector, deacon and Sunday school teacher.

Mr. Schmidt was a past president and board member for the SontagCommunity Center, a past member of the Lawrence County School Boardand a past officer of the Sontag Water Association. He was a U.S.Army veteran of World War II.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, KathrynAnnette Rush Schmidt; his son, Roy “Al” Schmidt Jr; and threesisters.

Survivors are his sons, Mark Schmidt, of Coris Canna, Texas, andStephen Schmidt, of Sontag; his daughters, Esther Martin andSuzzanne Barras, both of Sontag, and Anita Clements, of Halleville,Texas; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.