Funeral services for Milton (Buddy) Schoppe, 83, of Magnolia will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at the Woodland Place Baptist Church in Magnolia with Rev. Gary Ladd and Rev. Tim Keith officiating. Interment will follow at the Chapel in the Park Mausoleum, Garden Park Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3, 2005 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cashner Funeral Home.
Buddy was born on August 3, 1921 in Lyons, Texas and entered His Presence on July 30, 2005 while in Frisco, Texas. He proudly served his country as a MP during WW II. In 1947, he married Lela Mae Garrett and they were blessed with two daughters, Linda and Lana. He was gifted as a home builder and dedicated his life to serving his Lord and Savior in various capacities at his church. In 1999, Buddy was honored with the Deacon Emeritus award. He bestowed a cherished legacy to his loved ones and will be sorely missed, but not ever forgotten.
Buddy is preceded in death by his parents, George and Lena Maass Schoppe, a sister, Mary Joyce Schoppe, and a brother, Rufus A. (Skinner) Schoppe. His survivors include his wife, Lela Mae Schoppe of Magnolia, daughter Linda Sanders and husband Bob of Bryant, Arkansas, daughter Lana Bartosh and husband Mike of Montgomery; sister Mae Havemann of Humble, brother Herbert Schoppe and wife Jenny of New Caney, and brother Benjamin Schoppe and wife Merri of Houston.
Grandchildren include Tammy Bennett and husband Geoff of Little Elm, Bobby Sanders and wife Melissa of Benton, Arkansas, Kevin Sanders of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Lindy Sanders of Bryant, Arkansas and fiancée Max Johnston of Mabelvale, Arkansas, Anne and Katharine Damron, both of Montgomery, and Michael Bartosh, Jr. and wife Amber of Aurora, Colorado. Great Grandchildren include Raegan and Avery Bennett of Little Elm, and Evan Sanders of Benton, Arkansas. Buddys loving caretaker was Minerva Sabido. He was blessed with a host of other loving family members and friends.