He was born Aug. 24, 1935, in Clay County, and was the son of the late Clayburn Harry and Minnie F. (Waldron) Schopmeyer.
He was a chemical engineer for Ulrich Chemical Company, Terre Haute, and a member of the Jordan Village Presbyterian Church and Brazil Elks, and a veteran of the United States Army during Korea.
He married Joyce A. (Fowler) Schopmeyer July 12, 1958, and she survives.
Also surviving are children Bobbie Jo McKinney and husband Greg, Reelsville, Patricia Lynn Davis and husband Tony, Spencer, and Joyce Darlene Hayes and husband Sam, Jordan Village, sisters Barbara Powell, Poland, Kaaren S. Kennedy, Cloverdale, and Loretta Pellam and husband Frank, Poland, brother Ronald A. Schopmeyer and wife Nancy, grandchildren Nicholaus Campbell and wife Dana, Grant Perkins and wife Kelly, Brandon McKinney, Blake Perkins, Erika Barr, Brittnee McKinney and Allie Hayes, and great-grandchildren Garrielle and Cole Campbell, Gavin Perkins and Alaina Day.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2009, at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale, with Pastor Dick Poff officiating. Visitation will take place from 4:3-8 p.m., Saturday, May 23.
Burial will be at Croy's Creek Cemetery.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.whitakerfuneral