Richard Daniel Schmook, Sr.
January 18, 1937 -
June 17, 2022

Visitation

Service 

June 25, 2022
4 pm

Interment

June 25, 2022
Obituary

Graveside funeral service for Mr. Richard Daniel Schmook, Sr., age 85, of Grayson, GA, will be conducted at 4 PM on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens: Garden of Honor. There will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Richard was born on January 18, 1937, in Chicago, IL to the late Richard Albert and Ella Lillian Kuk Schmook.  Richard was a graduate of Kelly High School class of 1955. His family owned and operated KUK Dairy in Chicago for many years providing milk to all the schools.  He was a devout Christian, and his family was one of the founding members and he was a deacon at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Chicago, IL. Mr. Schmook served on the school board at St. Andrew Lutheran School and coached baseball. Richard served in the US Army and was a communication specialist with missile and command. He enjoyed fishing. Mr. Schmook had a 42-year career with Wester Electric and ATT, Lucent Technologies. Mr. Schmook was also a member at Sola Fide Lutheran Church & Academy in Lawrenceville, GA.

Richard married Cecilia Marie Rokita on November 5, 1960. Richard and Cecilia were childhood friends and neighbors. To their union, they had four children, Ken (Lavon) Schmook of Fayetteville, TN, Richard (Denise) Schmook, Jr. of Winder, GA, Steven (Tina) Schmook of Chicago, IL, and Larry Schmook of Burford, GA. Additional survivors include their grandchildren, Keely, Michael (Chrissy), James, Kristopher, and Kevin (Katlyn); five great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial Processing, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

The family would like to thank Lincoln Medical Home Health and Hospice for their love and care.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Richard Daniel Schmook, Sr.

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11 Comments

  1. Mary wilson

    Ken I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Sending prayers for you and your family.

    Mary Wilson
    A former co worker

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  2. Kelvin Hughes

    It’s is always difficult to lose a loved one, but we hope wonderful memories bring comfort to the family during this sad time, along with peace knowing Mr. Schmook was well cared-for and content in his final days. We pray for the family and extend our heartfelt sympathies during this time of sorrow.

    With love,
    Kelvin and Laura

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  3. Danny & Pam Crowder

    We’re so sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family 🙏

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  4. Trisha Crowell

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Hold tight to the memories and visit them often.

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  5. Bobby Patterson

    I ‘am so sorry for your loss prayers for Ken & Lavon & the family. 🙏

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  6. Lachon Crowder

    So sorry for your loss prayers for Ken & Lavon & the Schmook Family 🙏

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  7. Kenneth A Schmook

    Thanks for all the memories and the Lessons I’ll never forget our time together… love you Dad

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  8. Ronald Grover

    Sorry for your loss,may he Rest In Peace.

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  9. Kenneth A Schmook

    I Love and Miss You Dad..Happy Father’s Day

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  10. Becky Bartlett

    So sorry for your loss Ken and Lavon as well as the whole family. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you

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  11. KarenTaylor

    We just love them both, Ceil was a cook at St Andrew with my mom. Richard was always on a board there and they were the kindest most loving couple. Richard will be missed. Gods blessings to all of the family
    Love Dale and Karen Taylor

    Reply

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11 Comments

  1. Mary wilson

    Ken I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Sending prayers for you and your family.

    Mary Wilson
    A former co worker

    Reply
  2. Kelvin Hughes

    It’s is always difficult to lose a loved one, but we hope wonderful memories bring comfort to the family during this sad time, along with peace knowing Mr. Schmook was well cared-for and content in his final days. We pray for the family and extend our heartfelt sympathies during this time of sorrow.

    With love,
    Kelvin and Laura

    Reply
  3. Danny & Pam Crowder

    We’re so sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family 🙏

    Reply
  4. Trisha Crowell

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Hold tight to the memories and visit them often.

    Reply
  5. Bobby Patterson

    I ‘am so sorry for your loss prayers for Ken & Lavon & the family. 🙏

    Reply
  6. Lachon Crowder

    So sorry for your loss prayers for Ken & Lavon & the Schmook Family 🙏

    Reply
  7. Kenneth A Schmook

    Thanks for all the memories and the Lessons I’ll never forget our time together… love you Dad

    Reply
  8. Ronald Grover

    Sorry for your loss,may he Rest In Peace.

    Reply
  9. Kenneth A Schmook

    I Love and Miss You Dad..Happy Father’s Day

    Reply
  10. Becky Bartlett

    So sorry for your loss Ken and Lavon as well as the whole family. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you

    Reply
  11. KarenTaylor

    We just love them both, Ceil was a cook at St Andrew with my mom. Richard was always on a board there and they were the kindest most loving couple. Richard will be missed. Gods blessings to all of the family
    Love Dale and Karen Taylor

    Reply

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