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Michael Thomas Schneider, age 68

Michael Thomas Schneider, 68 years old, of Conway, AR, died peacefully at his home on  November 24, 2023. 

Mike was born in Paris, AR on September 7, 1955 to the late Abe and Gertrude Schneider. In  addition to his parents, Mike is preceded in death by his brother Phillip Schneider.  

Mike graduated high school from Subiaco Academy and attended college at University of  Arkansas in Fayetteville and graduated with a civil engineering degree in 1984. 

Mike was a very loving husband, father, and brother. He enjoyed fly fishing, spending time with  his family, running and he accomplished two full marathons.  

Mike was active in the Tyler Catholic Church community. He received much fulfillment from managing the children’s basketball program for many years.  

Mike worked at the Department of Transportation in Tyler, Texas for over 30 years and retired in  2016. 

To carry on his memory, he leaves behind his wife Vivian Schneider of 42 years; daughters  Morgan Schneider and Chelsey Spencer; son in law Kyle Spencer; grandchildren Ellison, Margot,  and Ava Spencer; siblings Betty Frederick, Rose Mary Hupp, Al Schneider, Bill Schneider, Kenny  Schneider, Gina Schluterman, and Margaret Eckelhoff; along with numerous nieces and  nephews.  

A funeral mass will be held Friday, December 1, 2023 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Conway, AR (1115 College Ave). Rosary service will begin at 10:00AM with mass to follow.  

In lieu of flower arrangements, please make donations to Alzheimer Arkansas and Hope against Hope  

A special thank you to Gentiva Health Service providers; Brandy, Lakendra, Vickie, and Joe as  well as our additional caregivers, Benitha, Julia, Heather and Christa for their loving and caring  support towards Mike.  

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas  72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at



  • Joyce Bowman Posted November 28, 2023 2:30 PM

    Mike was a wonderful and kind brother-in-law. He always made me feel welcome when I came to visit his family in Tyler. I will truly miss his beautiful smile.

  • Reva Hancock-Wiley Posted November 28, 2023 2:37 PM

    Ms Vivian and family please accept my sincere heartfelt condolences. Know that I am praying for you and your family…..Reva Wiley (Seamstress)

  • Bishop Joseph Strickland Posted November 28, 2023 4:02 PM

    Vivian and all the family. I was sorry to hear of Mike’s death.Please be assured of my prayers.

    I will remember him at Mass this evening.

  • Pam and Gary Fritsche Posted November 29, 2023 3:30 PM

    My heart goes out to you and to everyone that lived him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.

  • Dianna Posted November 29, 2023 5:30 PM

    We will miss Mike. He was a very sweet and kind brother in law. I know he’s rejoicing that he is well again and not suffering . We’ll see him again !! Love you all!!

  • Eddie and Rhonda Eckart Posted November 30, 2023 7:12 PM

    Mike was a great friend while growing up in Subiaco. We are saddened by his passing.

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