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Athens - Memorial Services for Jonnie Schmidt, 72, of Athens will be held 3 P.M., Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens with Bro. Kelly Carnes officiating.
Mr. Schmidt passed away October 10, 2017 in Athens, Texas.
Johnnie Christopher Schmidt was born September 19, 1945 in Dallas, Texas, the son of John Edger Schmidt and Barbara Kokar Schmidt. He joined the United States Army early, and spent over 20 years fighting for our country, doing two tours in Vietnam. Johnnie came back, and began his career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice before retiring after many years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Bobbie Stone Schmidt.
He is survived by: his children, Johnnie Schmidt and wife Robin of Rockford, Alabama, Robert Schmidt and wife Kim of Sylacauga, Alabama, Tiffany Buttram and husband Buddy of Piedmont, Alabama, Lee Schmidt Hoffman of Connecticut; two sisters, Maureen Hutchison and husband Frank of Canton, Gloria Moore of Lake Jackson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family of Athens.
You may light a candle or write condolences to the family at: www.hannigansmith.com.
Published on October 12, 2017
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