JOHN EDWARD SCHMIDT, JR., on June 9, 2010 at his home in Reno, Nevada, our beloved Johnny lost his courageous fight against multiple sclerosis and went to his Lord.Born May 18, 1961 in Houston. Graduated Scarborough High School, Univ. of Houston; San Jacinto College Nursing School. Married in 1981 to his former wife Stephanie Acker, who remains a dear friend of the family. Their precious daughter, Kelli Michelle, was born in 1983. John proudly served as a Staff Sgt in the US Army Reserves. He was a talented surgical nurse at Washoe Hospital in Reno at the time of his death. He was married to Denise Meadows in 2000. Predeceased by father John Schmidt Sr.Survivors: wife Denise, daughter Kelli Beasley and husband Matt; mother Polly Dixon and her husband, John's "Other Dad," Dr. Howard Haworth; sisters: Susan York, Cathy Nichols (Jerry); Carolyn Dasher (Gregg); Margaret Haworth Gable (Mark); nieces and nephews: Megan Paschall (Steven); Elise and Joey Nichols; Erica and Cameron Dasher; and Logan White; grandniece: Emma Paschall; aunts and uncles: Lorraine Schmidt; Jaunice Dixon Collier (Willard "Bud"); Ray Dixon (Donna); several cousins.Visitation 6-8p.m. Wednesday June 16 at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home; services 2:30p.m. Thursday June 17 at the funeral home's Chapel of the Angels. Donations in John's memory may be made to the Lone Star Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Soc., 1310 Richmond Ave., Houston 77006.And Now I'm Free on the Mountain!