Robert “Hap” Schmidt, 84, passed away on Aug. 21, 2018,

Robert “Hap” Schmidt, 84, of Cassoday, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Emporia.
Visitation with family present will be from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by memorial service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, El Dorado.  Interment will be in the Cassoday Cemetery.
Hap was born on Aug. 2, 1934 in El Dorado, the son of Walter Schmidt and Marie (Hoober) Thompson.  Hap was united in marriage to Beverly “Toots” McGoyne on Sept. 4, 1957 in El Dorado.  He was employed by Blackburn Construction as a pipe fitter for many years.  Hap made many great memories with his family fishing and watching his grandson Tyler’s sporting events.  He enjoyed watching golf, hunting rabbits, gambling and playing bingo.  
His greatest joy was his family, which includes: his daughter Penny Schmidt of Cassoday;  grandson, Tyler Schmidt of Cassoday; nieces and nephews, Linda (Richard) Reed, Becky (George) McHaley, Diana ( Gary) Andrews, all of El Dorado, Doug (Carolyn) Erpelding of Owasso, Okla., and Jeff (Kim) Erpelding of Plainview, Texas; many great nieces and great nephews.  
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Beverly “Toots” Schmidt; brother, Ronald Schmidt; sister, Ruby Schmidt; and niece, Tina Marie Morgan.  
Memorial contributions in his name may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.  Please sign online guestbook and leave a memory at