Peter J. "John" Schmitt Jr.
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Peter J. (John) Schmitt, Jr.

John Schmitt, 75, passed away September 10, 2021, at home surrounded by his family after a long illness. John retired from the United States Marine Corps after serving honorably for 20 years. He was then employed as a civil servant for 10 years with the Naval Air Maintenance Training Group in Millington, TN and Pensacola, FL as a Training Specialist. John's career continued with 10 years at Federal Express in the Project Management Office. Before his illness, John enjoyed woodworking, cooking, and metal detecting.

He is survived by Ann, his wife of 44 years; his children Kristy Paulson (David) of Hudson, WI, Michael Schmitt (Lynnette) of Collierville, TN, and Melissa Blaine of Collierville, TN; his grandchildren, Anna and Jacob Paulson, Emerson and Jackson Blaine; a special extended family member, Karson Blaine; two sisters, one brother, two sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law and nieces and nephews. John loved them all. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter J. Schmitt, Sr. (June), a sister, three brothers-in-law, and a nephew.

A private service will be held with family members.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to an organization of the donor's choice in John's memory.
Published by The Daily Memphian on Sep. 14, 2021.
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John was a joy to be around and I loved see how excited he would get about his kitchen and cooking. He was a great cook and he enjoyed it so much. We are so grateful for his service to his country and beyond. We have all lost a great man and friend; he will be sorely missed. God bless you, and the kids. Love you Doris
Doris Landerman
September 21, 2021
John was a great co- worker and good friend. Proud to have worked with him in the PMO at FedEx. Prayers for his family.
Sandra Isaacs Powell
September 18, 2021
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