Jimmie Vernon Schmutz

Schmutz, Jimmie obit(February 22, 1940 – September 16, 2015)

Jimmie Vernon Schmutz, age 75, passed away September 16, 2015, in St. George. He was born to Ashby and Afton Batty Schmutz on February 22, 1940, in St. George.

Jimmie married Sharon Holt and later divorced. He married Jody Lynn Humphries who preceded him in death in 2008.

Jimmie, known as Art, was born, raised and educated, living his entire life in St. George. He graduated from Dixie High School and attended Dixie Jr. College. Art served in the U.S. Army.

Art was a hard worker. He worked for Leo Holt in the construction business. Then for Mt. Bell, until his retirement. Art was known around town as the telephone man.

Art loved the outdoors; fishing, golfing, hunting arrowheads, camping and deer hunting. He also enjoyed swim parties with his grandchildren and motorcycles. Art had many close friends. He was quiet, reserved and easy going.

Art truly loved his family and living in Southern Utah.

He is survived by his children, Kevin Ronald of Santa Clara, Ashby James “A.J.” (Crystal) of Washington, Jason of Missoula, MT, Michelle Jensen of St. George and Christine Tupea of Washington; 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ashby and Afton Schmutz; grandparents, Walter and Emily Schmutz; and wife, Jody Lynn Schmutz.

Funeral Services

  • Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. in the Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel, 110 S. Bluff, St. George.
  • There will be a viewing Monday, 6-7 p.m. and also Tuesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services at the Mortuary.
  • Interment will take place in the Washington City Cemetery.

Arrangements have been made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.


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