Harold Woodrow Schmid


Harold Woodrow Schmid, 93, of Edmond, Okla., passed away peacefully at home Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.
Harold was born June 2, 1926, in Fillmore, Calif., to Earnest Dewey and Lois Icie (Rich) Schmid. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII at the age of 16. After the Navy he completed high school in Depew, Okla., where he met his wife of 70 years, Betty Coyner Schmid. He earned an accounting degree at OSU and was employed by Phillips Petroleum for 38 years. He and Betty enjoyed square dancing, traveling, fishing and scouting. He was a scout leader.
Harold is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Ruth Baker and husband, Gary; sons, Robert Schmid and wife, Mary, Dr. Sam Schmid and wife, Kim, and Dan Schmid and Darla. Harold was a loving "Gramps" to 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He will be missed by all.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in Edmond. Services are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home of Edmond, Okla.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Harold W. Schmid Scholarship Fund benefiting students formerly in Oklahoma's foster care system, through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, 1000 N. Broadway Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102.
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Published on August 19, 2019
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