Robert "Bob" Schmidt '48
November 6, 2018 10:21 AM
updated: November 6, 2018 10:25 AM
Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery obituary
13005 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75243
Robert Hiram Schmidt
Birth Date: March 24, 1927 Death Date: November 1, 2018
Robert Hiram (Bob) Schmidt, 91, passed peacefully into God’s arms from his home, where he received loving care by family and hospice. He was born in Camden, Arkansas the eldest of 7 children to Hiram and Susie Schmidt.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Onamae, sisters, Betty Sue Schmidt, Shirley Jackson, and brothers, Jack Schmidt and John Schmidt.
He is survived by his children Debby Williams of Georgetown, Tx, Becky Schmidt of Dallas, Tx, Ron Schmidt and his wife, Nancy, of Dallas, Texas. His grandchildren, Natalie Dreher of Flower Mound, Tx, and Joey Schmidt of Dallas, Tx. His sister, Susie Jo and
husband Sam Beebe of Meridian, Tx and his brother, Andy and wife Lourdes Schmidt of Denver, Co.
He graduated from Gladewater High School in 1944 and is a member of the Fighting Texas Aggie Class of 1948.
He served his country in the Navy aboard The USS Vincennes in 1945 and The USS Badoeng Strait in 1951 as a fire controlman.
He worked in oil fields in his early life and at Chance Vought where he met his wife. He retired from Employers Insurance of Texas as an Industrial Safety Engineer.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas since his marriage to Onamae in 1952, officiated by Rev. Dr. Thomas Fry. He was active in the Stewpot Ministry with the Allman class and Rev. Dr. Bruce Buchanan.
Bob was a very good communicator with family, friends, and work. He was good-natured, had a great sense of humor, and a strong caring discernment. He demonstrated charitable giving of time, kindness, and mercy. He served with trustworthy stewardship.
He had diverse enjoyments throughout life. He enjoyed many pets, dancing, water skiing, fishing, nature vacations, and being a scoutmaster of Troop 29. He was a fan of the SEC, all Texas A&M sports, the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks.
He kept a collection of practical gifts by the door and in his car to give to children and adults alike. He also played phone Santa to young nephews and nieces.
His solitude hobbies in gardening and power tool crafts motivated his desire to give. He enjoyed sharing blooms from his orchids, and ginger. He customized little red wagons to give to the baby baptismal at church and to his nieces and nephews.
Thank you, God, for your faithfulness in the secure love and hope in his Savior Jesus Christ. James 1:18 of His own will, He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of His creatures.
A Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Restland Funeral Home.
A Graveside Service will be held in the Garden of Freedom at Restland Memorial Park on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, 1835 Young St., Dallas, TX.
In lieu of gifts, please donate to the Stewpot Ministries. thestewpot.org