Funeral services for Phil Eugene Schneider, 70, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 12th, at the Wade Family Funeral home in Arlington, TX. Phil passed away Friday, November 4th, 2022, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, TX.
He was born January 24th, 1952, in Clinton, OK, the son of Eugene Leo Schneider and Virginia Mae (Cornelius). Phil was raised in Clinton, where he went from pretending to be a cowboy and a football player, to working wheat fields in the summers and playing football for Clinton High School during the school year. After graduating in 1970, he attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK.
On August 5th, 1972, he married his high school sweetheart, Bennie Rue Littke. Phil’s career took them to Oklahoma City, where he worked for TG&Y. Then, they relocated to Chicago while he worked for an advertising agency, before settling in Arlington, TX in 1986 where he was employed by Pier 1 Imports. Phil was the Executive Vice President of Marketing for Pier 1 Imports and worked at Pier 1 for over 20 years. It was the perfect fit for both his creative intellect and his charismatic personality.
Beyond the joy of family, friends, and colleagues, Phil had a passion for fishing, the mountains, and boating, all of which have now been passed on to his sons and grandchildren, too.
Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Karen Hunter; and best friend, Dean Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Bennie Rue; son, Matthew Schneider; son and daughter in law, Miles and Michelle Schneider; four grandchildren, Campbell, Cora, Lainey and Arden Schneider; and nephew, Jay Godfrey. He is also survived by brother-inlaw, Harold Hunter, and nephews, Jeff, Chris and Aaron Hunter, of Clinton, OK.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Phil’s honor to Reel Recovery, the ASPCA or Big Brothers Big Sisters.