A man with a heart of Gold!Steve Allen Schmidt Sr. was born on April 29, 1956 in Barstow,California, and sadly passed away on July 13, 2018 at his home inTexas.Proceeded in death by his parents Joseph (Pinky) S. Schmidt Sr. andMary C. (Stevenson) Schmidt of Watauga, Texas.Survived by Two brothers Joseph (Joe) Schmidt Jr. of Texas, andKenneth (Kenny) Schmidt of Texas.Estranged wife Esther (Hokett) BenjaminThree children, Mary J. Hough of Kansas, Steven Allen Schmidt Jr. ofTexas, Bradley Adam Schmidt of Texas.He has four grandchildren, Shyanna Sorenson of Missouri, Devin Hohnerof Kansas, Aurora Schmidt of Texas, and Raina Schmidt of Kansas. Heas well has Three great-grandchildren, Matthew, Tymberlynn, Lillyth(Lilly) Sorenson of Missouri.Steve was known as a hard working man. He moved to Salina, Kansas as achild and grew up there. He worked for (Westinghouse) for 10 yearswithout a day missed, and was known by his co-workers assmiley-smitty. He later moved to Watauga, Texas working for the familybusiness,(Industrial Saw & Grinding), that his father originallystarted up in Salina, Kansas then moved it to Watauga, Texas. were heworked until his retirement. While working for Industrial Saw andGrinding, he had moved his residence to Richland Hills, Texas, wherehe lived for several years. Then moved his residence to Weatherford,Texas to start his retirement years looking at the view from his frontporch that he loved and admired. He was hoping to move to Arkansas tospend his retirement years, but sadly that was taken from him beforehe could make it there.His kids were the most important priority of his life and would doanything he could for them. He was the best father anyone could everask for! Steve was always there for his kids, and others.Steve was very selfless and simple man! As he said many of times, (Aslong as he had a roof over his head, a shit bucket, a source of waterand a solar panel, was all he needed to survive)! He always said hedidn’t need any Foo Foo stuff in his life!Steve was like a dad to everyone, his door was always open to othersready to give advice or lend an ear or shoulder! Always had a smilefor everyone with plenty of stories to tell, trying to make everyonelaugh!He is already missed and will forever be in our hearts forever. He hassuch a heart of gold and helped out those in need. He will be missedby all!