American Veteran 01

Roy Louis Schmidt, Jr.

January 31, 1939 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old


Roy Louis Schmidt Jr, a resident of Metairie, passed away on February 17, 2024. He was born in New Orleans on January 31, 1939 to Roy L. Schmidt Sr. and Elsie Wetta Schmidt, who predeceased him. His siblings include Virginia Schmidt Montecino (Allen (deceased)), Judy Schmidt Crump (Gerald Duane(deceased)), Douglas M. Schmidt (Lily) and Randell Patrick Schmidt (deceased). He was married to the late Carol Vaccaro Schmidt for 62 years. He was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Michael Martin Schenck. Roy is survived by daughter, Colleen Schmidt Schenck, and son, Roy Louis Schmidt, III, his grandchildren, Henry "Jacob" Schenck, Claire Virginia Schenck, Ethan Michael Schenck, and Sophie Abigail Schenck. After high school, Roy joined the Navy. He achieved many things over the course of his life including owning his own trucking company as well as working for Howard Weil, Cadillac and Entergy. He was well known for building competition pistols and rifles when he retired from full time employment. Roy was a longtime member of St. Edwards parish where he was actively involved. He will be deeply missed. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, on Thursday, February 29, 2024 starting at 10:00 am, followed by a Catholic service in the Chapel at 11:00 am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice.


Funeral Mass
February 29, 2024

11:00 AM
Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel
5200 Canal Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124


Time: TBD to TBD
Greenwood Cemetery
5190 Canal Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124


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