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.