Charles Woodrow Schmoe ~ Ray City School Principal

Charles Woodrow “Woody” Schmoe served as principal of the school in Ray City, GA in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

1952 Charles Woodrow Schmoe was principal of the Ray City School.

1952 Charles Woodrow Schmoe was principal of the Ray City School.

SCHMOE Charles Woodrow “ Woody” Schmoe, 88, of Quitman, (Brooks County) Georgia, passed away on November 25, 2001, after a long illness. He was born on June 26, 1913, in Shelbyville, Indiana, to Frederick Charles and Daisy Ellen Murphy Schmoe. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1931 and Butler University in 1939. He served in WWII as a Lieutenant with two years in the Eisenhower Headquarters in London and Paris.

WWII correspondence from General Eisenhower's headquarters, signed by C. W. Schmoe.

WWII correspondence from General Eisenhower’s headquarters, signed by C. W. Schmoe.

 C. W. Schmoe taught school in Shelby County, IN, and served as principal of the Ray City School, Berrien County, GA .

Ray City School, 1948-49, C. W. Schmoe, Principal.

Ray City School, 1948-49, C. W. Schmoe, Principal.

In 1954 he purchased Blackwater Plantation near Quitman, GA  and ran an extensive farming, cattle and timber operation there. Mr. Schmoe was a Freemason, active member of The Florida and Georgia Cattlemans Associations and the National Cattlemans Beef Association, and took part in state and local political activities. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy Young Schmoe; his three daughters and their husbands, Suwannee and Louis Shuntich, Holland, PA, Susannah and Stefan Borg, Ponte Vedra, FL and Jeannie and Gary Wisenbaker, Savannah,. GA; his five grandchildren, Savanna Shuntick, Sophia Borg, Christian, Anna, and Frederick Wisenbaker; his nephew, Steve Irick, of Edinburg, IN, and his sister-in-law, Snead Y. Davis of Jacksonville. The Funeral and Interment was held at Blackwater Plantation, Quitman, GA.

Charles Woodrow Schmoe, Principal, Ray City School, 1949-1950

Charles Woodrow Schmoe, Principal, Ray City School, 1949-1950

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1 Comment

  1. Patricia Sirmans Miller said,

    February 10, 2013 at 6:35 am

    He taught me phonics in my grade school years at Ray City Elementry School…. He was an excellent teacher and for years I saw Mrs. Schmoe with friends at VCC….Precious Memories…


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