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 James Richard “Jim” Schmidt

James Richard “Jim” Schmidt

San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Death 11 Jun 1982 (aged 18)
Miami, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Miami, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 100008618 · View Source
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James Richard 'Jim' Schnidt
08 October 1963 - 11 June 1982


Motorcyclist Dies in Wreck

NORTH MIAMI, Okla. — An 18-year old Commerce man died after a motorcycle-pickup truck accident at 7.45 p.m. Friday at Newman Road and Nebraska Street here.

Jim R. Schmidt, 401 Midway Ave., was pronounced dead on arrival at 8:17 p.m. Friday at Miami Baptist Hospital.

According to Michael Smith, North Miami patrolman, the Schmidt motorcycle, which was traveling at a high rate of speed, struck a pickup truck driven by Brent Heatherly, 19, North Miami, after the truck failed to yield the right of way to Schmidt.

Heatherly was treated for injuries at the scene.

Services for Mr. Schmidt will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Jim Thomas and Son Funeral Home, Commerce.

The Rev. Raymond Sikes will officiate. Burial will be in Miami GAR Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Luttrell, Todd McClain, Bob Pruitt, Ben Lord, Dennis Fell and Jerry VonMoss.

The casket will be closed at all times.

Mr. Schmidt was born Oct. 8, 1963, at San Diego, Calif. He had lived in Commerce for the past 3 1/2 years and was a 1981 graduate of Commerce High School. He worked for J&M Mushroom Farm at Miami and attended the Miami First Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Neil Schmidt, of the home; two brothers, Neil Schmidt Jr., San Diego, Calif., and Robert Schmidt, Commerce; a sister, Mrs. Caryn McClain, Miami; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. H. DeVore, Long Beach, Calif.

Joplin Globe,
Sunday, June 13, 1982, Pg. 10A. Cols. 7 & 8. _Joplin, Missouri.


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  • Created by: Judy K. Roberts
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100008618
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Richard “Jim” Schmidt (8 Oct 1963–11 Jun 1982), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100008618, citing Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Miami, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Judy K. Roberts (contributor 47187185) .