Kermit M. Schreckhise, 96, of Forsyth died Monday, June 22, 2015 in the Forsyth Nursing and Rehab Center. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Kermit Marion Schreckhise was born Monday, May 12, 1919 in New Boston, MO to Robert and Myrtle (Bailey) Schreckhise. At a very early age Kermit’s mother died and he went to live with his Aunt Molly and Uncle Pont Davis. As a teenager he took-off exploring the country. He eventually landed a job in the petroleum industry on the pipelines. He became a pipeline inspector and was employed throughout the Western Hemisphere–the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. He retired in the late 1970’s and settled in Fremont, TX. Later he moved to Winnfield, LA and eventually came to live with his niece in Forsyth.
Kermit, “Missou” as his buddies called him, was a free spirit that loved life. He was flamboyant and always enjoyed a joke. He was noted by family and friends as a wonderful story teller about his experiences in life and his travels. He took great enjoyment in buying cars, especially new luxury cars. He was an avid quail hunter and enjoyed fishing. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local #312 out of Birmingham, AL and the Pipelines Industry Local # 798 in Tulsa, OK.He survived by one sister, Roberta Neal of Marceline, MO; niece and nephew Richard and Linda Smith of Forsyth and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pearl Schreckhise; two step children and four sisters, Vern Teeter, Ruth Cotton, Maxine Carter and Zelda Carter;
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home, Forsyth, MO.