Joseph Michael Schmidt, Sr. “Mickey”

Joseph Michael “Mickey” Schmidt, Sr., age 78, passed away in the comfort of his own home, Thursday, October 19, 2023 surrounded by his loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents Joe and Florence Schmidt, sister, Patsy Thatenhurst, brother, Richard Schmidt, and brothers-in-law, Jon LaFramboise, King Thatenhurst and Dusty Thomas. Mickey was a graduate of Jones Valley High School where he made lifelong friends and lasting memories. He proudly served his country in the Air Force having been stationed in both Texas and Okinawa. Upon leaving the military, he worked for 28 years as a coal miner for Jim Walters Resources eventually rising to the position of mine foreman. Mickey was an avid sports fan, especially Bama and any team his children and grandchildren were on. He was quick-witted and always ready with a joke to keep everyone laughing. He also had a big heart, generous with both time and money. His random acts of generosity touched so many. He wasn’t looking for praise or thanks, just to meet another’s need. Never meeting a stranger or forgetting a friend, Mickey was well-loved by friends and family alike. Mickey is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sandi Thomas Schmidt and his children Tracie Keeney (Todd), Bobbi Goodwin (Randy), and Michael Schmidt (Angelia); grandchildren, who called him “B.D.”, Zack Goodwin (Bri), Sarah Goodwin, Anna Higgins (Michael), Samuel Schmidt, and Alexandria Schmidt.; loving in-laws, Diane Schmidt, Steve and Ginger Moore, Scott and Angie Thomas, Sheridan LaFramboise, Kathy Probert and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A memorial service will be held at Morgan United Methodist Church on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Mickey will be laid torest at the Alabama National Cemetery in a private service. In lieu of flowers, make donations to St. Jude, Morgan UMC, or the charity of your choice.


  1. Deborah Smith on October 21, 2023 at 8:22 pm

    Prayers for Sandi’s family and all the Thomas family. Mickey will be missed so❤️

  2. Susan Davis on October 21, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    You and your family are in our prayers, Sandi! We love you.

  3. Cynthia Allison on October 21, 2023 at 9:26 pm

    Prayers for you Sandy! Love Cynthia Allison

  4. Mary Mahoney on October 23, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    Thanking of you, Sandi, and prayers for you and all of the family. ~ With Love, Mary Mahoney

  5. Mary Rinehart on October 24, 2023 at 2:07 am

    I love you guys and am praying for peace and comfort for you all. Sorry that I will not be able to make it but know my thoughts are with you.

  6. Roger E Gasperson on October 24, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    Seems like just yesterday I had the honor of being his best man at your wedding. He was the best friend I ever had. So glad God brought you two into my life! Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Mick will certainly be missed! Love Roger and Glenda