Kurtis Schmitt, 55, of Walnut Shade, MO died Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at
his residence. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, July 23rd
in the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Cramner
Kurtis William Schmitt was born Friday, May 24, 1963 in Kansas City, MO to
Keith William and Nancy Ann (Collier) Schmitt. He attended school in
Independence, MO and graduated from Truman High School in the class of
1981. He met Melody Lane in Branson and they were married June 4, 1982 in
Miami, OK. They moved to Walnut Shade where he worked as a construction
contractor. Kurtis was also a Country Music Singer and Composer. He made
numerous trips to Nashville to pursue his country music career. He retired in
2013 due to illness.
Kurtis was a talented singer, guitar player and composer. He was
hardworking and had a heart of gold. Kurtis was generous-- he would give
the shirt off his back to help someone in need. He was a good provider and
sincerely loved his children and grandchildren. He was a loving husband,
father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Melody of Walnut Shade; three sons, Kody of
Walnut Shade, Beau and wife, Kayla of Springfield, Rocky of Walnut Shade:
Mother, Nancy Smith of Cleburne, TX and two grandchildren, Braylee and
He is preceded in death by his father.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral
Home, Forsyth, MO.
Mr. Kurtis Schmitt
May 24, 1963 - July 18, 2018
15945 U.S. Hwy 160 ~ Forsyth, MO. 65653 ~ (417) 546-6250
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home