Schmitt, Robert M.

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Robert M. (Bob) Schmitt, 92, of Floyd, passed away November 16, 2013. Mr. Schmitt served two years in the United States Navy during World War II and 25 years for the Baltimore City Fire Department. He retired and moved to Floyd where he worked 20 years on the Blue Ridge Parkway as caretaker of the Smart View picnic area.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Pauline Grace (Leppert) Schmitt, who died on June 11, 1999.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Curtis Johnson, of Astoria, Ore.; two sons and daughters- in-law, Robert and Deborah Schmitt, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and James and Shirley Schmitt, of Forrest, Va.; six grandchildren, Christopher Johnson, Sean Johnson, Michael Schmitt, Brian Schmitt, Lisa Lyman, and Christy Tolbert; and five great-grandchildren, Nea and Elli Johnson, Matthew Lyman, and Blake and Anna Tolbert.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at All Saints Catholic Church in Floyd, Va. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 2, 2014, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd, Va. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Saints Catholic Church Building Fund, 598 Needmore Ln. NE, Floyd, VA 24091.

Mr. Schmitt requested that all come dressed casual and that no one wear black clothing.

Arrangements by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd, Va., (540) 745-2007. Online condolences may be made at www.