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The family of Joachim “Joe” Wilhelm Josef Schmidt will celebrate his life of 84 years at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at the Bacon Heights Baptist Church. His family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Friday, October 22, 2021, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. He passed on Thursday, October 21, 2021. We invite you to view the live-streamed service on this page, sign his virtual guestbook, and download his memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing. We also ask you to consider viewing his Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to his favorite music.
On April 6, 1937, Joachim “Joe” Wilhelm Josef Schmidt was born to Sabina Maria Elisabeth Schmidt in Marburg, Niederlahnstein, Germany. He spent his early childhood in Germany before crossing the Atlantic on the Queen Mary and entering the United States through Ellis Island. He moved to Irving, Texas, with his mother, and later graduated from W.H. Adamson High School. Joe became a citizen of the United States on October 24, 1961. He served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1964, when he was honorably discharged.
Later, he met the love of his life, Andrea Gail Hand, and they married on September 18, 1976, in Irving, Texas.
Joe worked for the City of Irving as a program analyst for 30 years. He and his family moved to Lubbock, Texas in 1990, to be closer to family. Not content to stay at home, Joe continued to work as a program analyst before starting another career as a delivery driver for several years.
Joe loved to play tennis, tell jokes, and visit with anyone. His favorite past times included playing board games, cards, and Chickenfoot.
Survivors include his wife, Andrea Schmidt; their children, Tali Chareese McNeese and husband Kyle, Chanda Kristi McNeme and husband Brett, Josef Landon Kane Schmidt and wife Allison; grandchildren, Keely McNeme, Madelynn Schmidt, Ainsley McNeme, Seth McNeese, Thais Schmidt, Mahala McNeese.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sabina Maria Elisabeth Schmidt.
Joe Schmidt will be remembered for his hearty laugh, big smile, and ability to light up a room.