Myron Everett Schneider was called home to be with his heavenly Father on Jan. 4, 2020, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 66 years old.
Funeral services for Myron Schneider were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Pastor Jonathan Meyer of St. James Lutheran Church in Lexington officiating. Burial followed in the Murray Cemetery near Rockdale.
Visitation was held Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Phillips & Luckey from 6 to 8 p.m.
Myron was born Aug 31, 1953, in Fort Leonard Wood, MO, to Ernest Rudolf Schneider and Vernell Gertrude Schneider. He was baptized into the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod as an infant and remained true to the faith throughout his life.
He grew up in Rockdale and graduated Rockdale High School in 1971.
In 1977 he married Patti Luckey and together they raised four children.
In 1986 they began a mom-and-pop hydroponic greenhouse business partnership that supplied Austin area HEB’s with top quality tomatoes for 33 years.
Myron was a quiet passionate man with a strong resolve, great sense of humor, and a deep Christian faith. He was self-taught. Not only did he single handedly build their family home, he also built all greenhouses and barns. He taught himself to be an excellent hydroponic farmer.
His hobbies were hunting, fishing, and baseball and he was always trying to improve these in every way. Whether it be his ever-expanding floating dock on his beloved Lake Ernest, or continually improving the deer and hog stands and traps, each one better than the last.
He spent countless hours learning how to tweak what came naturally to him as an athlete to teach young pitchers the art of baseball. He coached baseball and softball for nearly 40 years.
His hobbies brought him great joy, but the greatest love of his life were his children. He had a unique way of tapping into each one’s special gifts and abilities, and making them feel treasured in their own way. He embraced his new role as grandfather as he did with everything else in life...with gusto and intention, earning him the nickname “Turbo,” which was very fitting.
To fill the void left by his children leaving home, he developed a new sense of purpose in helping his parents care for his handicapped nephew. He derived great pleasure in bringing him comfort and easing his pain.
Myron was preceded in death by his father, Ernest, in February 2019; sister Valerie, in January 2019; and nephew Colby Tasler in March 2018.
Myron is survived by his wife, Patti of Rockdale; daughter Cne’ Schneider of Austin; son Ty and Nicole Schneider of Buda; daughter Trish and Jake Ammon of Jacksonville Florida; and son Duke and Gabby Schneider, currently living in the Middle East.
Grandchildren are Trevor and Veda Ammon, Ellie Schneider, and Mason Schneider (due to arrive next week).
Also, his devoted mother Vernell Schneider of Rockdale; sister Sandra Drake and Tom of Rockdale; and sister Joan Love of San Antonio; plus, numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were Michael Moreno, Jere Free, Jared Coates, Zak Clark, Trey Dove and Reggie Hamilton.
Honorary pallbearers were Henry Juarez, Matt Schweitzer, Tom Maldonado, Jim Carter, Greg Brinkley and Albert Jones.
Memorials may be made to MDAnderson, Melanoma Department, Houston, TX.
Arrangements by Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home, P.O. Drawer 1417, Rockdale, TX 76567, 512-446-5454.