Jim is survived by his daughter Jennifer Schmitt; sons Jim Schmitt, Andy Schmitt and Keith Kuhns; grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brothers Wes Schmitt, Carl Schmitt, and Jerry Schmitt; his father John Henry Schmitt; and his mother Annie Faye Canaday.
Jim was born on March 31, 1943, in Lepanto, Arkansas to John Henry Schmitt and Annie Faye Canaday. He graduated from Coloma Community School with a degree as a combination welder, and he worked many years as a welder until he retired.
Jim proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman recruit. Jim was a wonderful, compassionate, and loving father and grandfather who would do anything for his family, as family was very near and dear to his heart.
A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for 1:00 pm, Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at Sweetwater Tabernacle Church in Rich Hill, Missouri. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jim’s life. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Wounded Warriors. The family would like to thank Complete Cremation & Funeral Service of Harrisonville, MO for their outstanding support and assistance.