Hugh Schumacher III

May 9, 1975April 28, 2019

On Sunday, April 28, 2019, loving son and brother, Hugh Schumacher III, known as Jay, passed away at the age of 43. Jay was born on May 9, 1975 to Annette Groves and Hugh ‘JR’ Schumacher II. Jay attended Mineola ISD until his graduation in 1993. Jay was a United States Navy recruit and a dedicated team member with Standard Safety & Supply.

Jay loved everything TEXAS!! His passions were spread between his unwavering love for the Texas Aggies and a multitude of anything a country boy could love. He enjoyed spending time with his brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, and his APA family. He also enjoyed watching all kinds of sporting events.

Jay was preceded in death by his father, JR Schumacher. He is survived by his mother, Annette Groves and step-father, Bryan Banks, Sr. of Tyler; brother, Brian Banks, Jr. of East Texas; uncles and aunts, nephew, Nicholas Banks; additional extended family members; his ‘Brothers’ from the East Texas area.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 @ Noon at the VFW Post 1799 located on Rhones Quarter Road in Tyler, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made in Jay’s honor to the following foundations: Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Wounded Warrior Project JJ Watt Foundation Patrick Mahomes Foundation


  • Hugh ‘JR’ Schumacher II, Father
  • Annette Groves, Mother
  • Bryan Banks, Sr., Step-father
  • Bryan Banks, Jr., Brother
  • Nicholas Banks, Nephew
  • Jay also leaves extended family members; his ‘Brothers’ all from the East Texas area to cherish his memory.

  • Chris Kyle Frog Foundation
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • JJ Watt Foundation
  • Patrick Mahomes Foundation


  • Memorial Service Friday, May 10, 2019


Hugh Schumacher III

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Tonya Gordon

May 9, 2019

Annette, with great sadness I send my condolences to the whole family and yes many friends of Jay. LR and I were always welcomed to your home and events. yes Jay treated his friends just like brothers. During those days WWE nights were a blast competing with who was cooking, whose sound system made the sport more theatrical and how long the night would continue. May his fun loving memories continue to keep him close to your heart. Prayers for your healing and comfort during this difficult time.

Lindsey Liberton

May 9, 2019

In the 10 years I have known Jay, I can’t remember a interaction we had where he didn’t make me laugh.. I will absolutely never forget the amazing person and friend he was to me through some of the toughest and some of my proudest moments.. he is and always will be irreplaceable to so many of us. The world was a better place because we shared it with him.

Krystal Parker

May 8, 2019

You were the best big brother! I miss you so much. I have too many memories to just pick one. You are the reason for so many blessings that I have and for so many times we got in trouble lol. My heart hurts so bad. It won't ever be the same without you. I love you Bub.