Richard Florian Schmid

March 11, 1943 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 79)


Richard Florian Schmid, 79 (age), passed away on May 25, 2022 in High Rolls, New Mexico. He was born on March 11, 1943 in  Konigsbrunn, Germany to Ambrosius and Anna (Holzmann) Schmid. 

Richard came from Germany with his mother and younger sister in 1956.  He attended school in Wichita Falls, Texas.  He worked in the oil fields in his younger years.  Thereafter, working for a steak house, then changing his career as a Chef to managing country clubs.  He was the Assistant Manager at the Wichita Club in Wichita Falls, Texas and later becoming the Manager of the Wichita Falls Country Club.  Moving to Denton Texas in 1979, Richard managed the Denton County Club for many years and returning in the early 90's to the Denton Country Club.  Richard assisted in developing, building and managing the El Dorado Country Club in McKinney, Texas.  Richard was very popular and well known for his ability to manage Country Clubs taking them out of the red in Texas and New Mexico.

Richard moved to High Rolls, New Mexico in the late 90's where he opened Spring Mountain Restaurant serving the best BBQ and catfish in Otero County.  Richard enjoyed his children and grandchildren visiting with him often.  He loved his mountain family dearly.

Survivors include his daughter, Lisa (Fred) Bowles of Valley View, TX; son, Richard Jason (Stephanie) Schmid of Roundrock, TX; two grandsons, Jason, and Cody; three great-grand children, Nive, Asher and Harley; two sisters, Carol Schroeder of Wichita Falls, TX, Hannelore Johnson of Albuquerque, NM; many nieces and nephews, long time friend and caregiver, Andrew Sanders; life long friend Artie Woods and close friends, Kim and Darrell.

He was preceded in death by father, Ambrosius Schmid, mother, Anna Rosa, son, Russell Lynn Schmid, sister, Gertrud Schmid. 

Richard went to be with the Lord in his home, as he made it clear to all that he wanted to die on "his mountain" with family and close friends by his side. 

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