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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!

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Published in Houston Chronicle from Jun. 13 to Jun. 15, 2010.
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October 15, 2010
Polly, I'm so sorry for your loss but, as you said, it's Heaven's gain. I only remember Johnny as a little tyke who gave his new sister, Carolyn, a pinch to show how he felt about being replaced as the baby. Glad the kids got through sibling rivalry and became so close. I'm so proud of the man Johnny became. He left a legacy that will live on in the hearts of all he touched.!/
Sherrill Lowrey
July 13, 2010
My darling son, it has been a month and four days since you answered God's call to go home to Him. Words cannot express the depth of my grief, but I know that you're in Heaven and not suffering any more. You were only loaned to us and God wanted you there with him. I imagine you flying down the ski slope like the wind, ski poles waving in the air, singing one of your crazy Pink Floyd songs -- free, free on that mountain! I will love you forever, my precious boy. Save me a seat in Heaven and I'll see you there. Your loving Muvver/Mom
Polly Dixon
July 1, 2010
Johnny, You will always be my big brother and I will have BIG memories to hold on to forever. I will always sing "Wish You Were Here" and think of you. Thank you for sending me the songs and keeping an eye on Cameron at camp.
In his name may you be blessed in heaven!
Your little sister,
Cerlyn (Carolyn)
Carolyn Dasher
June 16, 2010
Susan and Family,
May God give you Strength to get through your time of sorrow and know that your friends are there when you need someone to talk to or lean on.
ONE DAY AT A TIME with God and family and friends at your side.
Cathy Snow Going
June 15, 2010
Dear Polly,
I am so very sorry to hear of Johnny's sudden passing. I have many fond childhood memories of Johnny. You and all of your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tad Little
June 14, 2010
Dear Polly,
How terribly sad to hear about Johnny's sudden passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, and we send our deepest sympathy.
John and Pattie (Nichols) Strub
June 13, 2010
Polly & Family,
I was so very sorry to learn about Johnny. My prayers are will all of you. May the Lord continue to comfort you now and in the future, as only He can do. Love all of you!
In His Love,
Wanda Shadle
June 13, 2010
I will miss you Daddy! I'll see you in heaven ^i^
I love you, Kelli Schmidt Beasley
June 13, 2010
My condolences to your family in the loss of Johnny, may each of you share the peace and comfort at this difficult time that can only come from God, love to you all...

Paula Martin Stringer
Paula Martin Stringer
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