BURLESON — Odell Henry Schmidt, 84, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, in Oklahoma. Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Charity Lutheran Church in Burleson. Interment: Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mayfield Kiser Funeral Home. Odell Schmidt was born Nov. 18, 1923, in the Bynum-Malone area of Hill County. He was the first born of six children to Henry and Annie Schmidt. Odell served his country in the U.S. Army from April 1942 until his retirement in February 1963. He was then employed by the city of Fort Worth as the assessment and paving supervisor until retiring in April 1986. Odell was a strong man who took great pride in his family and in his home. He was a loving husband, father and a devoted Christian of the Lutheran faith and a prominent member of Charity Lutheran Church in Burleson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Christine; son, James; grandson, James Jr.; parents, Henry and Annie; and a sister. Survivors: Son, Otis of Moore, Okla.; grandchildren, Laurel Bruun of Burleson, Shane Schmidt of Phoenix, Ariz., and Erica Fallot of Oklahoma City, Okla.; great-grandchildren, Bryan Wayne, Bobbi Jo, Jordan and Brianne; brothers, Bill Schmidt of Hillsboro and Henry Schmidt of Fort Worth; sisters, Annie Mae Stone of Haltom City and Juanita Schneider of Hillsboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.