Homer W. Schroeder, 89, of Conyers, GA passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 1, 1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana to parents, William and Sophia Maag Schroeder. In 1942, he wed his high school sweetheart Irene (Pasch). Homer began his career in Indiana as a second generation green house farmer and gardening continued to be his lifelong passion, especially his famous “Homer Half-Acre” tomato garden. He moved his family to Conyers in 1963 when he joined Miami Stone and later became owner. He enjoyed playing poker with friends and family every week and loved to fly airplanes.
He will be fondly remembered for his generosity and as an old fashion believer of the handshake. He believed in the truth and taught it to his children with the undeniable concept that the truth never changes and you never have to remember what you have said before. His love for small engine repair was at an all time high in his retirement, for he was renowned around his neighborhood as the go to fix-it man for lawn mowers and such.
He is preceded in death by is bride of 49 years, Irene (Pasch), and survived by his four children Linda (Lee) Kopulos of Chicago, Ruth (Larry) Patrick, Scott (Kim) Schroeder and Mark (Diana) Schroeder of Conyers, Georgia; sister-in-law, Alberta McConnell of Indianapolis, IN; as well as by his seven grandchildren, Maria Kopulos, Suzanne Kopulos, Dr. Luke Kopulos, Zachary Schroeder, Anslee Schroeder, Erin Schroeder and Austin Schroeder and great granddaughter Basilia Kostopanagiotou.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Scot Ward's Harry White Chapel with Rev. Howard Greer officiating. Family will receive friends Friday, February 4, 2011 from 7 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be submitted on-line at www.scotward.com. Scot Ward Funeral Services - Harry White Chapel, 1299 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012, 770-483-7216.