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Glancy Wise Schmidt, Jr.

Glancy Wise “P.O.” Schmidt, Jr. left this world peacefully at his home in Mena, Arkansas, Thursday, August 5, 2021, surrounded by his family.

He was born Thursday, September 9, 1948. P.O. lived the majority of his life in Clinton, Louisiana, and graduating in 1966 and later retiring as a boiler maker. His greatest love was his family including his puppy “Baby” who lived most of its life in P.O.’s lap. Among his other interests were racing, collecting coins & stamps. He never met a stranger and loved kidding and joking with anyone that would listen. P.O. was a member of Board Camp Baptist Church. P.O. was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents Glancy Schmidt, Sr. and Florence Erwin, a brother, Randy Keith Schmidt.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shelia Williamson Schmidt; two sons, Glancy Wise “Sonny” Schmidt, III and wife, Dallas of Crosby, Texas, and Robert Louis “Robby” Schmidt, Sr. & wife, Tracy of Bee Branch, Arkansas; his grandchildren are Theresa Wood and husband, JB, of Zachary, Louisiana, Cherie Jarreau and husband, Jeremy of New Roads, Louisiana, Robert Louis Schmidt, Jr., of Mena, Arkansas, Maranda Schmidt, Covington, Louisiana, Kaileigh Schmidt of Soso, Mississippi, Joey Schmidt of Bee Branch, Arkansas, Dalton Schmidt of Central Louisiana, Kylee Schmidt of Bee Branch, Arkansas; three step grandchildren listed as Sidney, Keagan & Summer Wilson all of Crosby, Texas; twelve great-grandchildren; his sister, Brenda Stevens and husband, Ronnie Stevens, his brother, Bernie and wife, Katie, sister-in-law, Darlene and husband, James Branscum, brothers-in-law, Robert Williamson Jr. and wife, Pamela and Garney Williamson; several nieces and nephews; dear friends, Steve and Debbie McMellon must also be mentioned.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 13, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena with Brother Brett Lee officiating. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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