Ferrell Schmeing died of natural causes at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
Ferrell was born on Aug. 22, 1928, in Evansville, Ind., to Gustave “Gus” J. Schmeing and Marie Nichols Schmeing.
He was of the Methodist faith and was a retired switchman from the L&N Railroad in Evansville, Ind.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Lee Smallwood Schmeing; and two sons, Michael A. Schmeing and DeWayne Angel.
He is survived by five sons, Douglas Schmeing of Evansville, Ind., Larry Schmeing of Evansville, Ind., Donald W. Angel of Newburgh, Ind., Gregory A. Angel of Cadiz and Raymond J. Angel of Evansville, Ind.; six daughters, Sally Townsend of Evansville, Ind., Teresa Schmitt of Evansville, Ind., Terri Morrow Angel of Cadiz, Marinell Burns of Evansville, Teresa Fowler of Cadiz and Lisa Fitzgerald of Evansville, Ind.; 26 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.