Robert Jerome Schmitt, Jr., 70, of Springfield, died at 9:38 am, on Monday, February 29, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born October 22, 1945 in Boston, MA to Robert J. and Myrtle Cann Schmitt, Sr.
He is preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Bill Woodson.
Robert is survived by his one uncle, Harvey (Brenda) Cann of Richmond, IN; former spouse and surrogate caregiver, Lynn Leighty-Schmitt of Macomb; several cousins and his eighteen year old cat, Samantha.
He was the manager of Mr. Taxi and retired in January 2016. Robert enjoyed playing games on his computer and playing chess. He was a kind and compassionate person who loved cats.
Graveside Service: 10 am, Friday, March 4, 2016 at Oak Ridge Cemetery with Reverend John Nelson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Sangamon County Animal Control or Forever Home Feline Ranch.
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