Funeral services for Kenneth R. Schmidt, 74, were held on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Sardis Baptist Church near Jewett. Bro. Jeremy Wilson officiated. Interment followed the services at Sardis Cemetery.
Mr. Schmidt passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at his residence near Jewett.
He was born in Hays, Kansas on December 6, 1942, and grew up there before enlisting in the U. S. Air Force. He served for four years in the Air Force as a Military Police Officer.
Kenneth married Patricia on December 14, 1963 and shared over fifty-three years of marriage together. He worked as a dental technician and opened his own business, Phoenix Dental Laboratory, in Houston in 1970. He served on the State Board of Dental Examiners for several years. In 1984, Mr. Schmidt moved his business to Jewett.
He enjoyed playing golf and fishing. Mr. Schmidt was a member of Sardis Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Galloway Schmidt, of Jewett; one daughter, Lori Schmidt Robertson and husband, Collen, of Marquez; two sons, Jason R. Schmidt of Jewett, and Cameron E. Schmidt and wife, Krista, of Blanchard, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren, Dalton Bates, Garrett Robertson, Wyatt Robertson, Malachi Schmidt, Isaiah Schmidt, Joseph Schmidt, Emma Schmidt, Zane Johnson, Jacelynn Schmidt, and Kenleigh Schmidt; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mr. Schmidt was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Brooklynn Schmidt; his parents, Clarence and Cecelia Schmidt; and one sister, Darlene Wellbrock.
The family requests memorials be made to Sardis Baptist Church, P.O. Box 207, Jewett, TX 75846.
Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Please visit their website at www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.