Berry Funeral Home

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Billy "Bill" Terry Schmittou

November 3, 1936March 24, 2020

Billy (Bill) Terry Schmittou, age 83, of Seymour, Tennessee, passed away after a long battle with cancer, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, surrounded by family. He was born November 3, 1936, in Dickson, Tennessee, a son of the late W. V. (Will) Schmittou and Janetta Buckingham Schmittou, and was the youngest of 7 children. Bill served in the US Army as a paratrooper, stationed at Ft Benning, Georgia. He married Mary Ann Nations on his 19th birthday in 1955. Bill served as City Alderman and Vice Mayor in Dickson, Tennessee. He helped plant a daughter church of First Baptist Church in Dickson (Pomona Baptist) where he served as Director of music. Bill worked for DuPont in New Johnsonville, Tennessee for 36 years with a perfect attendance record. He was a 33rd degree Mason (Shriner) and a long time member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Bill Loved the Lord and raised his family in a Christian home. He is survived by his wife Ann, the love of his life for 64 years and 3 children: Terri DeLeon of Pigeon Forge, TN; Eric Schmittou and wife, Jaime of Knoxville, TN; Kurt von Schmittou and husband Zach of Kissimmee, FL and sister Betty Erskine of Gainesville, FL. There will be a memorial service at a later date celebrating the life of Bill. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 N. Weisgarber, Knoxville, TN 37909, or to Sevier Heights Baptist Church, 3232 Alcoa Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920. Friends and family may visit www.berryfuneralhome.com to leave online condolences.


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Connie and Rick Hill

March 30, 2020

Dear Family,

While we are sad to learn of Mr. Bill's passing, we rejoice that he is in the arms or our Lord healed and at peace. We will miss his bright smile at church as he greeted people each Sunday. This is such a difficult time to lose a loved one and not be able to be surrounded by friends and family, but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during the days and weeks ahead.

In Him,
Rick and Connie Hill

Jack and Kathleen Hill

March 29, 2020

Ann and family,
We just want you to know how much we thought of Bill. No one could compare with his contagious smile and his warm personality. He will truly be missed by those who knew him. We will keep you in our prayers during this sad time that you will have the comfort, peace, and strength that only God can provide.

Betty Craig

March 29, 2020

Eric and Jaime.. so sorry to learn of the loss of your father . You both are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Betty Craig

Fay & Jim Szalay

March 28, 2020

Ann, Terry, Eric & Kurt,

We will truly miss Bill. Even though we haven’t lived close to you all for many years now, You will always be our wonderful neighbors across the street. So many good times and memories shared as our children grew up and we visited back & forth on Deerwood Drive in New Johnsonville.

When our son David & Kurt were in high school, Bill & Jim decided they needed something to do to keep them busy during summer breaks. They bought some old lawn mowers and put them to work. The thing was it kept Bill & Jim busier repairing the the mowers than it did the boys to mow!

May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you.

We love you,

Jim & Fay

David & Debbie Nations

March 27, 2020

Ann and family. We love each and everyone. We had good times being together drinking coffee and talking about the Lord. You are in our prayers each day. We are here for you please let us know if we can do anything to help. David has told me many times about staying with you all at Ft. Benning Ga. He had such a good time. We love you. God be with you.
Love David & Debbie Nations

Karen REED

March 26, 2020

Bill was an inspiration to me when he shared his Christian faith with me during my time of loss. I was so blessed with his wisdom and encouragement that I adopted him and his loving wife Ann as my own loving family. Such love and admiration for him and his family! He will be greatly missed! Who loves ya !