George Antoine Schneider Jr.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

George Antoine Schneider Jr., 91, was born in New Orleans, La., on Aug. 7, 1922 and died in Huntsville, Ala., on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Odette Rita Edler Schneider; sons George III and wife, Susan, of Greencastle, and Stephen Karl Schneider Sr. and wife Lynne, of Huntsville, Ala.; grandchildren Stephanie, Michelle, Erika, Stephen Jr. and Krystle; and great-grandchildren Macie, Taryn, Wade, Maggie, Max, Darren, Hailey and Emma.

George was a 1947 LSU graduate in mechanical engineering.

He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and a Lonestar Industries employee for 41 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Sr. and Katherine Newman Schneider; sister Laura Wattigny; and brother Paul Joseph Schneider.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Huntsville, Ala. A funeral Mass will immediately follow at the church with Father Louis Giardino officiating.

There will also be a visitation from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home in Greencastle.

A funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Greencastle, and burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities.