William C. "Bill" Schmidt Jr. died Wednesday March 13, 2019 at his home in Meyersville, NJ. He was 79.
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Bill was born in Summit, NJ on March 12, 1940 a son to the late Ruth (James) and William C. Schmidt Sr., where he lived until moving to Meyersville, NJ 54 years ago.
Bill owned and operated S & D Automotive retiring in 2014. A true "Motor Head" he enjoyed building Street Rods, Drag Racing and Tether Car Racing where he set and holds many records. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and had held the record for largest Maco Shark for New Jersey.
He is survived by his wife Judith (Bachert) Schmidt of 58 years, his daughter June (Schmidt) Shepardson, two sons William R. "Bill" Schmidt and his wife Sandra, and Jimmy Schmidt and his wife Jennifer, and seven grandchildren Joshua, Andrew, Alexandra, James, Veronica, Cody and Ryan.
A memorial visitation will be Friday March 22, 2019 from 4 - 8 PM at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. Memories are encouraged to be shared during the visitation. NO TIES!!! Cremation was private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge at friendsofgreatswamp.org. For information and online condolences visit valleymemorialfuneralhome.net.