LEE ROY "ZEKE" SCHMIDT Tuesday, March 7, 1933 - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Lee Roy “Zeke” Schmidt was born in a log cabin on Terrill Creek Road, Billings Missouri, March 7, 1933 to Frank and Alma Schmidt. On May 24, 2017, at 84 years of age, he passed from this life into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was preceded in death by Sydney Jane Schmidt, his wife of 61 years, and by one of his dear grandchildren.

In his life he was a faithful husband, father, and grandfather, a little league coach for all his sons, a Sunday school teacher and deacon in his church, a masterful electrician and contractor, a friend, mentor, and encourager to too many people to name.

He is survived by his six adult children and their spouses, Steve and Nancy Schmidt, Becky and Bill Cummings, Sue Schmidt, Victoria and Harley Faber, Dave and Joyce Schmidt, and Mark and Kelly Schmidt; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; and a brother and wife, Jim and Mary Schmidt.

His great smile and welcoming heart were present even though he was painfully challenged these last few years. We love and will miss you Dad. You fought the good fight and finished the race. We will see you on the other side.

There will be a memorial graveside service at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Wade Chapel Cemetery, Republic, Missouri, with Steve Schmidt officiating. Flowers are to be taken to Meadors Funeral Home, 314 N. Main Ave., Republic, before 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Online condolences may be shared on this website.

Service Details: There will be a memorial graveside service at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Wade Chapel Cemetery, Republic, Missouri, with Steve Schmidt officiating. Flowers are to be taken to Meadors Funeral Home, 314 N. Main Ave., Republic, before 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017.


Our hearts are sad with you as you go thru this time in your lives.
Zeke and Sydney took my family in as one of their own, when we were stationed in CA with the Marines.  They did not hesitate to include us in all family events and always welcomed us when we returned to this duty station again.  Our children have always referred to them as PaPaw Zeke and Grandma Syd, when they talk about grandparents they are included in the list.  They were two of the most generous, loving couples I have ever know and I am blessed for having know them.  I know I will see them on the other side of Heaven.  Love you Zeke!
Early in their marriage Lee Roy and Sydney and the first two of their children were our neighbors on  Pine St. in Billings.  I always felt welcome at their house and remember many enjoyable times in their company.