Frederick Joseph Schmitt, III

March 7, 1931 - May 7, 2009
Frederick Joseph Schmitt, III

Frederick Joseph Schmitt, III, 78, of the Ogden community of Wilmington, NC, died Wednesday morning at Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter.

Born in Washington, DC on March 7, 1931, Mr. Schmitt was the son of the late Frederick J. Schmitt, II and Mrs. Maude Adelaide Schmitt of Chevy Chase, Maryland.

He graduated from Gettysburg College and George Washington Law School. He was a Captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Office,(JAG)for the United States Air Force. Following his military career he was a consultant for AAA and then became a consultant for NRECA. He then moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he practiced law. He retired and moved to Topsail Island, NC. Once in NC, he decided to work part time for one of the local law firms and eventually retired for his remaining years.

Surviving are his loving wife of 19 years, Patsy S. Schmitt of Wilmington, NC; his 3 daughters, Jacqueline Schmitt of Raleigh, NC, Catherine Schmitt of Chevy Chase, MD and Virginia Perdue with husband Daniel also of Chevy Chase; his 2 grandchildren, Jacob Schmitt of Chevy Chase and Adelaide Schmitt of Raleigh, NC; and his children by marriage, Leesa Beisert and husband Glenn and their children, Meagan and Taylor, all of Texas and Linn Decker and children Zachary and Jordan Decker, all of Oregon.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 2pm at Ogden Baptist Church 7121 Market Street.

Donations in Mr. Schmitt’s memory may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter in lieu of flowers.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1553 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • May 09, 2009
    Dennis & Tammy Miller says:
    Our deepest sympathy for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dennis and Tammy Miller

  • May 12, 2009
    Becky McWatty says:
    My life has been enriched from knowing and working with Fred. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Becky McWatty

  • May 20, 2009
    JoVonne Thomas says:
    We are sad to hear about the passing of your father, however we know that he is now at peace. We are wishing you all comfort and peace during this time. God bless, The Thomas Family Eric, JoVonne, Nate & Daphne

  • May 08, 2020
    Virginia Perdue says:
    Still missing you Dad - 11 years later - but seems like yesterday. ❤️

  • May 08, 2020
    Virginia Perdue says:
    Missing you Dad.