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George John ‘Johnny’ Schultz III (12-10-2015)
Photo of George John ‘Johnny’ Schultz IIIGeorge John “Johnny”
Schultz III passed on to be
with our faithful Lord and
Savior on Monday, November
30th, 2015 at the age
of 84.
Johnny was the beloved,
best friend, dance partner
and loving husband of
Floyce Pearl Schultz, with
whom he had shared his life
with for 45 years prior to
her passing in 2008. Johnny
and Floyce were residents
of Shreveport. They formerly
shared their lives together
on Lake D’Arbonne
in Farmerville and their
early years in El Dorado,
Johnny was born January 3rd, 1931 in the
small, rural farming community of Russell, Ark.
He was preceded in death by: His parents, Sarah Ellie
Schultz and George John Schultz; two brothers – Billy
Ray and James Lawrence Schultz; and his close friend
and sister-in-law, Aline P. Cox of Shreveport, who passed
away earlier this year.
Johnny leaves behind, for a time: His half-brother,
Ralph Lawrence “Bo” Schultz and his wife, Katherine of
Fieldon, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Jewel Carolyn Nicholson of
Strong, Ark.
Johnny and Floyce had five loving children – Deborah
Lynn Schultz of Shreveport, Cpt. Johnny L. Schultz (USN
Ret) and his wife Evelyn (DPCS USN Ret) of Farmerville,
Syble J. Smith of Little Rock, LaWanarose Harmon of
Stephens, Ark. and Ernest L. Smith, Jr. of Houston, Texas.
Johnny was “Papaw” to 13 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren
and 13 great great-grandchildren.
Johnny served in the U.S. Navy aboard aircraft carriers
during the Korean War and after completing military service
joined the United States Postal Service in El Dorado
where he worked until his retirement. After moving to
Shreveport, Johnny and Floyce joined Parkview Baptist
Church and later Johnny attended Haynes Avenue Baptist
Church. Johnny was a Freemason for 65 years and life
member of the Union Fraternal Lodge #53 in Farmerville,
a 32nd degree Mason of the Ancient Accepted Scottish
Rite, Valley of Shreveport, Orient of Louisiana and a
Shriner in the El Karubah Shrine Temple of Shreveport.
Visitation was held at Young’s Funeral Home in El
Dorado, from 12 a.m. until 12 p.m on Saturday, December
5, followed by a celebration of life service at 2:00 p.m.
in the Young’s Chapel, officiated by Dr. Mike Anderson,
pastor of Haynes Avenue Baptist Church of Shreveport.
Interment followed at Arlington Cemetery in El Dorado.
Pallbearers were Johnny’s grandsons – Michael Wayne
Dowty, Loren Allen Smith, William Russell Norris Jr.,
Timothy Todd Dowty, Johnny Lawrence Schultz Jr., Jared
Matthew Grafton and Matthew James Schultz.
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