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Thomas Edward Schmidt Jr, 72 of Rice, VA passed away on April 3, 2022. He was born on October 4, 1949 to the late Thomas E. and Lois Strange Schmidt. He grew up on the family dairy farm in Rice, VA, and worked for Southside Electric as a mechanic. He was an avid hunter, and member of the Rice Fire Dept. He was a Master Mechanic and Master Gardener.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years Carolyn Horn Schmidt, sons Cody Schmidt (Caitlin), Worsham, VA, Ron Andrews (Patricia) of Meherrin, VA
Christopher Andrews (Ashley) of Prospect, daughters Shelley Jordan (Gino) of Glen Allen, VA,
Rebecca Hailey-Tompkins (Leslie) of Jetersville, VA.
10 grandchildren, sisters Mary Ann Faucette (Gene) and Jackie Davis.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Shorter Funeral Home is serving the family.