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Charles Lamar Schmitt, Sr.

January 8, 1934 ~ January 9, 2019 (age 85)

Charles Schmitt, Sr., 85, passed away on January 9, 2019. He was a member of Miracle Baptist Church. He worked for Higgins Construction in his final years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting, and golf. He was a U.S. Army Veteran who proudly served in Korea, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great- great grandchildren.


His wife, Shirley Schmitt, his parents, Charles and Henrietta Schmitt, and sisters, Betty Atkins, Dorothy Workman, Joetta Harris and Helen Schmitt, all precede Charles in death.


Survivors include his sons, Charles (Lynn) Schmitt Jr., Richard (Lisa) Troy Schmitt, and Raymond (Cheryl) Dale Schmitt, daughter, Sheila (Bill) Renee Hammontree, brothers, Leon and Frankie Schmitt, grandchildren, Tracy (Barry) Higgins, Crystal (Chris) Cox, Michael (Jeannie) Leffew, Joshua (Shanda) Schmitt, and Brandon and Tyler Schmitt, great grandchildren, Whitley Brown, Emily and Ella Higgins, Madison and Gracie Leffew, and Jersey, Colby and Shae Cox,  great- great grandchildren, Carson Schmitt and Cruz Brown, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and loved ones.


Services will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth Conaway presiding. Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends and loved ones from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2019.


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Arrangements are by Williamson and Sons Funeral Home, 8852 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379.

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