Dennis Hunter Schmidt 77, passed away Wednesday December 2nd 2020 at his home in Carlsbad, NM.
Dennis was born May 26, 1943 in Bisbee, AZ to Clyde & Faye Schmidt. His family moved to Carlsbad when he was a young boy. He graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1961. Dennis proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Coral Sea. He worked as a loading dock foreman for AMAX Potash over 25 years. He then worked for SEG where he retired in 2005.
Dennis was a born-again Christian and was baptized at Hillcrest Baptist Church in 1981. In his early days, he enjoyed deer and bird hunting with his dad and brother. Dennis and his wife Vickie loved gardening together. He received a Master Gardeners certificate from NMSU and was part of Carlsbads Farmers Market for several years. He loved a good western or war movie and visiting with friends and family and sharing stories. Dennis loved & cherished his two daughters and the light of his life, his wife of 55 years.
He is survived by his wife, Victoria Schmidt of Carlsbad. Daughter Rebecca Lynch and husband Doug Lynch, Georgetown, TX. Daughter Jennifer Calloway and husband John Calloway, Chandler, AZ. Cousin Robert Mayer and wife Renee Mayer, Charlotte, North Carolina. Three grandchildren, Cole, Chelsea and Joshua. Seven great-grandchildren and one on the way and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard Schmidt.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Private graveside services will be held at Sunset Gardens Memorial Park.
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