Schatz, Herbert E. Jr. age 85 passed away Saturday March 30, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents Herbert Sr. and Ruth Schatz, grandparents William Fredrick and Antonia Seifert Schatz.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn, daughters Charlotte (Michael) Bennett, Teresa (Robert) Wilkes and Kimberly Schatz Oliver. He is also survived by five grandchildren Kristin Calamusa, Adam Wilkes, Megan and Madison Melton and Ingrid Goedde- Bennett.
Mr. Schatz was a native of Birmingham and a WWII Naval Veteran where he served on the USS Hornet. He was also a member of the Pleasant Hill Fire Department and was the 2004 Fireman of The Year recipient. He was a member of the Spring Valley Baptist Church and attended the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers the family request contributions to the Disabled American Veterans Organization.
Funeral service will be Monday April 1, 2013 at Ridout's Trussville Chapel at 3:00 P.M. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Private interment will be held in Elmwood Cemetery at a later date.