In Loving Memory of Joseph “Tony” Anthony Schott, Jr.
May 23, 1970 - April 27, 2019
Tony Schott of Mooresville, Indiana crossed the bridge into Heaven on Saturday, April 27th . He was born in Beech Grove, Indiana on May 23rd to Joseph and Carole Schott.
Tony is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 21 years, Angie (Moore) Schott, whom he often jokingly would say her decision making he found questionable, after all, he was one of them.
He is also survived by his four children, Shelby Lynne, Bailey Celeste, Dessa May, and Thomas Joseph. These are his five favorite people in this world, as he is theirs.
Tony is preceded in death by his father Joseph and survived by his mother Carole, brothers Brian (Diane), Kevin (Jean) and Tim (Betsy). Tony grew up with a love of sports, especially high school football and IndyCar racing. Many of his fondest memories were made at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He passed on his love of sports to his own family, spending quality time taking them to high school football games, the track, and hockey games to appreciate the athleticism, the time with his family, and of course the dollar hot dogs.
Tony had many things he was passionate about; his family, church, helping others, playing games, good food, excluding soup which he would call “liquid with debris”, road trips, movies, and sweet simple connections with people in his various circles. But Tony had three very clear priorities in life, in order: Serving God, serving his family, and serving others.
Tony lived out his beliefs every day; touching people through his humble authenticity, contagious humor, and listening ear. He was generous, thoughtful, and kind—an actual brother to some and just like a brother to the rest of us.
Tony leaves an irreplaceable void in all who came in contact with him. While we celebrate his arrival with his beloved Savior Jesus in heaven, we mourn the loss of a man whose personality was as bright and colorful as the tie dyed shirts he so notoriously wore. Every day. Every...Single...Day.
As we all know, Tony had an enormous sense of humor. Although Tony will not be getting his repeated wishes to be crowd surfed out of a casket or his ashes shot out of a cannon, there will be a ceremony held in his honor.
A Celebration of life will be held on Thursday, May 2nd with visitation beginning at 4:30 pm and service at 6:30 pm at Grace Church in Camby. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations to be made regarding Tony’s family, Angie, Shelby, Bailey, Dessa, & Tommy. Donations will be accepted in care of Grace Church or online at www.discovergrace.net/give by selecting “Tony Schott Memorial Fund”.