Edgar Shaffer Schneider, age 91, passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019, at his home in Holiday Island, Arkansas. He was born March 6, 1928, in Van Nuys, California, to George Gustav and Bertha Louella (Shaffer) Schneider.
ED had a great sense of humor and was a very loving person. He married his sweetheart, Myrtle “Tootie”, only 4 weeks to the day after their meeting. Due to his military service, the family moved all over the world. Ed served in the US Air Force during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam and achieved the rank of Chief Master Sergent. Ed belonged to several community service organizations such as Elk’s Lodge #1042 of Holiday Island, the VFW, and Walker-Wilson American Legion Post #9. He was Holiday Island’s first Commissioner and then was the Holiday Island Fire Chief for 22 years. He loved animals, especially his dog, Izzy.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother George Schneider; and sister Helena Louise Taft.
He is survived by his wife Myrtle “Tootie” Schneider of Holiday Island, Arkansas; two sons Steven Schneider and wife Mickey of Eureka Springs, Arkansas and Gregory Schneider and wife Vicki of Holiday Island, Arkansas; sister Patricia Joy and husband Ralph of Morro Bay, California; 6 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 11 great great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A graveside service will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Eureka Springs Cemetery in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Memorial donations may be made to the VFW Post 77, PO Box 3201, Holiday Island, AR 72631 or Walker-Wislon American Legion Post #9, PO Box 644, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.