MOUNT AIRY — Mr. Jesse Bruno "J.B." Schmidt, 75, of Mount Airy, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Mr. Schmidt was born in Surry County on Dec. 5, 1938, to Bruno and Eunice Epperson Schmidt. He proudly served our country in the United States Army. Mr. Schmidt was a well-known musician in the area having talent to play several instruments and he also played in several musical groups over the years. Surviving are his wife, Marylee Kincaid Schmidt; daughters, Dana Schmidt and Lisa Schmidt; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Glenda Schmidt; stepchildren, Esther Nichols, Dreama Gwyn and husband Chad, Jacky Poff and wife Emily and Martin (Marty) Nichols; three grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Dixie Cribb; and a brother and sister-in-law, Oswald and Joyce Schmidt. In addition to his parents, Mr. Schmidt was preceded in death by a son, Steven Schmidt; a stepson, Robby Nichols; and a sister, Berta Griffin. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Unity Church Cemetery by the Rev. Tommy Shelton. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.