Born June 3, 1928, at Grand Rapids, Mich., he was a son of the late Charles and Marie Scheidel Schmuker. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Erwin Schmuker and Robert Schmuker, and a sister, Mary Ellen Parrish.
Ed was a retired road master for CSX Railway and the former owner of The Stove and Iron Shop in Logan. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He served in World War II with the 101st Calvary and was honorably discharged from both enlistments with the rank of Sergeant. Ed was a member of American Legion Post 177 of Barboursville, the Hopewell Methodist Church, the C&O Historical Society, AARP, the Wayne County Farm Bureau, and AREMA.
Survivors include his wife, April Dawn Thompson Schmuker; a daughter, Kathy (John) Barnhart of Chillicothe, Ohio; three sons, Joe (Becky) Schmuker and Robert Schmuker, both of Marion, Ohio, and John Schmuker of Greenville, Texas; a sister, Bernice of Grand Rapids; a sister-in-law, Jean Schmuker of Grand Rapids, Mich.; seven grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives in West Virginia.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 17, at the Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wendell Tackett officiating. Burial will follow at the Huff Cemetery on Joel’s Branch.
Visitation will begin at noon Thursday at the funeral home.
Morris Funeral Home of Wayne is in charge of the arrangements.