MAGNOLIA, Ark.—Warren C. “Pete” Schmidt, 92, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in a local nursing home.

Mr. Schmidt was born July 6, 1920, in Texarkana, Ark. He was a realtor; businessman; assistant Boy Scout Master of Troop 32; honorary lifetime member of executive board of DeSoto Area Council, Boy Scouts of America; recipient of Magnolia/Columbia County Chamber of Commerce 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, chairman of state junior tennis tournament, cast member of Junior Charity League Follies and member of First United Methodist Church and Leland Clegg Sunday school class.

Survivors include his wife, Marian “Tootsie” Greer Schmidt; one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Charlie Culbertson of Little Rock; one son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Paula Schmidt of Little Rock; five grandchildren, Bennett Schmidt of Little Rock, Philip Schmidt of Fayetteville, Ark., Greer Culbertson of Austin, Brooke Culbertson of Los Angeles and Thomas Schmidt of Oxford, Miss.; and a number of other relatives.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to First UMC of Magnolia; or Boy Scouts of America, DeSoto Area Council.

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Published: 08/07/2012