George Schmaltz, 81, of Center Point, died at 2:40 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at his residence.
He was the son of Herman and Edna Givens Schmaltz and married the late Wilma Reynolds Schmaltz on June 30, 1945.
Mr. Schmaltz was employed by Public Service as an electrician. He assembled and repaired substations across Indiana.
He retired in 1978 following an accident causing paralysis. Since his retirement he battled both paralysis and cancer.
George was a member of Center Point Masonic Lodge No. 597, a charter member of the Center Point Fire Department, served on the town board and served as sexton of Center Point Cemetery. He enjoyed woodworking, creating items for his family. He enjoyed watching golf.
Survivors include a son, David, and wife, Cindy, of Brazil; two daughters, Jeri Lynn and husband, Ron Archer, of Brazil and Sally and husband, Jay McGill, of Martinsville; a brother in-law, Bill, and wife, Clara Reynolds, of Brazil; a sister-in-law, Catherine Reynolds, of Kirkland, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Michael and wife, Jami McGill, of Princeton, Bradley and wife, Tambra McGill, of Linton, Noah Schmaltz of Brazil, Cisilee and husband, Andy Phegley, of Brazil, Ryan Archer of Sullivan and Riley Archer of Brazil; and six great-grandchildren, Ira, Benjamin, Zachary and Grant McGill and Matthew and Allison Phegley.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Center Point Cemetery with the Rev. Greg Comp officiating. Donations may be made to Hospice of the Wabash Valley or Center Point Cemetery. French Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com for more information.