top banner

Obituary Listings

Dedicated to Providing Excellent Care

Leroy Wheeler Schmidt Jr.

January 6, 1943 March 20, 2017
Leroy Wheeler Schmidt Jr.
There are condolences waiting approval on Leroy's Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of Leroy

An environmentally friendly option
Obituary for Leroy Wheeler Schmidt Jr.

Leroy Wheeler Schmidt, Jr. of Suffolk, VA passed away suddenly on Monday, March 20, 2017. He was 74 years old. Known to his family and many friends as "LW", he was the son of the late Leroy Wheeler Sr. and the late Edith Elliott Schmidt.

LW was raised in Burkeville, VA and has been a resident in Suffolk, VA for the past 30 years. He worked for Defense General Supply and Honeywell in information technology. He retired from Western Branch Diesel as the IT computer specialist manager. He was a Vietnam War Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army. LW was a firearm enthusiast, a member of the NRA and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an active member of the Moose Club in Suffolk, VA, Lodge 141. He also was a member of the Burkeville Baptist Church. He was involved in local politics within the Suffolk community and was a very civic minded individual. He also enjoyed going to the local public schools to speak to children about being responsible and about being good citizens.

LW is survived by his daughter, Sheri Sanchez and her husband, Andy of New Jersey, his grandchildren, Gabriella, Julianna and Andrew of New Jersey; his sister, Shirley B. Marshall of Midlothian; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Linda S. Dunning of Midlothian.

A celebration of LW's Life will begin with a visitation on Wednesday, March 29th from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Puckett Funeral Home, 115 Covington Rd., Farmville, VA 23901. A prayer service will commence at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Burkeville, VA with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to St. Jude's Children Hospital or Fisher House.

To plant a tree in memory of Leroy Wheeler Schmidt Jr., visit the Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

29

Mar

10:30 AM 3/29/2017 10:30:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3/29/2017 12:00:00 PM
Puckett Funeral Home

115 Covington Court
Farmville, VA 23901

Puckett Funeral Home
115 Covington Court Farmville 23901 VA
United States

Service

Wednesday

29

Mar

12:00 PM 3/29/2017 12:00:00 PM
Puckett Funeral Home

115 Covington Court
Farmville, VA 23901

Puckett Funeral Home
115 Covington Court Farmville 23901 VA
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

29

Mar

1:30 PM 3/29/2017 1:30:00 PM
Sunset Hill Cemetery

Burkeville, VA 23922

Sunset Hill Cemetery
Burkeville 23922 VA
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries


alt

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Loading...