David Earl Schultz, Ph.D.
David Earl Schultz, Ph.D., was born on April 6, 1948, in Vincennes, Indiana, to Mary Lou (Sharp) Schultz and Adolph Earl Schultz, and went to be home with Jesus on June 18, 2014.
Although David quit Kindergarten, he graduated from Memorial High School in 1966, and he received his B.S. in Professional Electrical Engineering from the University of Evansville in 1970. His postgraduate work included a Masters in Business Administration in 1973 and his Masters in Engineering Management in 1983, both from the University of Evansville. In addition, he received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2001.
His work experience included Electrical Engineer at S.I.G.E.C.O. from 1967 to 1976. He then went to Big Rivers Electric Corporation from 1976 to 1998 as Manager of Systems Planning and Design Research and Senior Engineer. Thereafter, he was Professor of Engineering at the University of Southern Indiana, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 2014. In addition, he started teaching at USI as an Adjunct Professor in 1974. He was a Licensed Professional Engineer in Kentucky and Indiana and was a member of IEEE, having been one of their past Presidents. David also was a member of ASEE, Sigma Pi Sigma, Eta Kappa Nu, Beta Gamma Sigma, and the National Society of Professional Engineers. In addition, he was on the NRECA Technical Advisory Committee, Strategic Management Society, and Decision Science Institute. He was also an author of numerous research publications.
Above all things, David loved serving Christ. He became a born-again Christian on Father's Day, June 21, 1981, at Washington Avenue Baptist Church. There, he served as a Sunday School teacher and Chairman of the Deacons from 1996-2007. He also led Bible study groups at Grandview Towers from 1984-2013. He was a founding member of The Church at Newburgh. He loved sharing Jesus with others and encouraging fellow believers that, when in trouble, you can "call unto Me, and I will show you great and mighty things which thou knowest not." He often quoted that verse, Jeremiah 33:3, in prayers, as well as Philippians 4:13.
David will be greatly missed by his friends and family. He is survived by his loving wife, Gayle Ann Eakins Schultz, his mother Mary Lou Schultz, and children: Dr. David Earl Schultz and Kendra, Dr. Laura Schultz-Hume and Rev. Dr. James R. Hume, and Sara Schultz Killebrew. He also is blessed by eight grandchildren: David III, Jonathan, and Lucienne Schultz; Rachel, Joseph, and Elizabeth Hume; and Isaac and Isaiah Killebrew. Also surviving are siblings Judy (Steve) Crooks of Evansville and Dr. William (Roxanne) Schultz of St. Charles, Missouri. In addition, David had numerous extended family and friends who he valued very much. He is preceded in death by his father, Adolph E. Schultz and grandparents.
The family would like to thank Dr. Scott Starrett, Dr. Michael Neahring, Dr. Nate Reid, Dr. Kurt Bottles, and the nurses and staff of Gateway Hospital and The Heart Group.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel - 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville with Dr. James R. Hume and Dr. Philip Walker officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Newburgh.
Friends may call from 3 pm until 8 pm, Friday, June 20, 2014 at Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel and again from Noon until time of service at 1 pm, Saturday.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net
Boone Funeral Home - Evansville
5330 Washington Avenue Evansville, IN 47715
Published in Courier Press on June 19, 2014