Obituary of Orville Schimmel, 2002:
Mr. Orville Schimmel, age 74, of Lake City, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.
He was born Dec. 19, 1927, in Union Lake County, Michigan.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake City and he retired from Martin-Marietta.
Survivors: Wife, Barbara Schimmel of Lake City; sons, Steve Schimmel of Oak Ridge, Tim Schimmel of Lake City; daughters, Nedra Luallen and Rob Willis of Lexington, Kentucky, and Lisa and Matt Brooks of Manchester; brothers, Norman Reno of Pontiac, MI, Dwayne Reno of Pontiac, MI; five grandchildren; many nephews, nieces and a host of friends.
Visitation was 6-8 pm Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City.
Funeral service was 8 pm Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at the Cox-Martin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Brian Courtney officiating.
Interment was 11:30 am Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park with military honors provided by the East Tennessee Honor Guard.
Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City in charge of arrangements.
Clinton Courier News, 23 Jan 2002
[Courtesy of Renee Scarbrough]