Freddie Gene Schmidt
Wrens, GA – Freddie Gene Schmidt, 64, loving husband of 35 years to Sharon Leigh McGahee Schmidt, entered into eternal rest Saturday night, June 27, 2015 at Georgia Regents Medical Center. Funeral service will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00AM Wednesday, July 1, 2015 with Rev. Joe Walden and Dr. Molly Howard officiating. Interment will follow in the Wrens Memorial Cemetery.
Freddie grew up in Augusta and graduated from Butler High School. He worked at E Z Go Textron for 17 years before going to work as Custodian for the Jefferson County High School. Freddie enjoyed being outdoors—especially deer hunting, fishing and working in the yards. He also loved animals, especially his canine “babies”. A devoted family man, he was an assistant coach for the Dixie Youth Little League for as many years as his son played and spent many happy times playing at the lake with his grandchildren. He was most content spending time with his family. This quiet, reserved man with a sweet, gentle, loving spirit will be greatly missed by all of had the privilege of knowing him.
Freddie is preceded in death by his parents, Janie Quick Schmidt and Fred Lewis Schmidt; and father-in-law, Ralph McGahee. Other survivors include his son, William Lewis Schmidt (Leigh Anne); three grandchildren, Landon Hayes Schmidt, Lucas Walker Schmidt and Addison Leigh Schmidt; mother-in-law, Evelyn McGahee; sisters-in-law, Lynn Gay (Billy), Tammy Graham (Jimmy) and Kaye Lacy; several nieces and nephews; his canine “babies”, Lulu and Myrtie; and many friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Gay, Jimmy Graham, Willie Lacy, Ricky Wells, Ben Cunningham and Donald Terrell.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00PM on Tuesday evening, June 30, 2015.
Legacy of Love
A husband, a father, a grandpa too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a husband, not just as a father.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.