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Sept. 2, 1941 - Dec. 26, 2018 YUKON William "Bill" Schmitt was born in St. Joseph, MO on Sept. 2, 1941, to Katherine & Frederick Schmitt. He graduated Bishop McGuinness High School in 1949, followed by time at Central State University. After that, he began his career in public relations at Western Electric/ AT&T/ Lucent Technologies, which spanned over 35 years. He was always capable of leaving a smile on his co-workers' faces. He loved fishing, camping, woodwork, attending estate auctions and his family. He always made time for a yearly vacation with his family. He always thought it was important. After retirement, his role became that of a caretaker: taking care of his daughter with health issues as well as helping raise his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Angela Parton; and is survived by his brothers, Fred, Art, Steve, David, and Bob; and sisters, Mary and Clare. His family that he took pride in raising and would do anything for includes: sons, Tav, of Oklahoma City; and Vincent, of New York City; his grandchildren, Jessica Coronado and husband Rudy, of Phoenix; Christy Fowlkes and husband Alex, of Yukon; and Tyler Parton, of Yukon; and his great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Kara, Rudy, Zoey, Abby, and Boston. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church on Jan. 11, 2019, at 10 a.m.
Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 6, 2019
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