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Franklin H. Schmidt III

Franklin H. Schmidt III, 69, of Portsmouth, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday March 29, 2023 at his residence. He was born January 5, 1954 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Franklin and Margaret (White) Schmidt.

He attended Life Point Church where he loved serving his church as a parking lot attendant and waving the big white hand to welcome cars passing by. Frank was an avid Ohio State fan, enjoyed fishing, woodworking, hunting , remote control airplanes and most of all spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Frank is survived by his wife, Sandi (Nelson) Schmidt; a son, Bradley Daniels and wife Kendra of Orient; three daughters, Courtney Adkins and husband Chris of Portsmouth, Tiffany Reffitt and husband Jarrod of Sciotoville, Nikki Allen and husband Nathan of Hamilton; two sisters, Sandra Neal and husband Bob of Lucasville and Margaret Ann Lockhart of South Shore, KY; 5 grandchildren, Amber, Kirstyn, Landon, Conner and Madison.
Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Jack Lockhart, Niece Missy Lockhart, mother-in-law, Beverly “Granny” Nelson and a special friend, Lowell Reed.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM Saturday April 1, 2023 at the D.W. SWICK FUNERAL HOME in Sciotoville with Pastor Ryan Hunt officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 11 AM to 1 PM prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home.
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