The Rev. Dr. Thomas Milton “Tom” Schneider, of Newton, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018.

He was born Nov. 11, 1937, in Wichita, to Louis F. and Hannah F. Hancock Schneider.

On Aug. 14, 1965, he married Phyllis Anna Romig in Sedalia, Mo.

Rev. Schneider, along with his wife’s support, served as pastor at numerous churches over his life-long career for the United Methodist Church at such places as Leon, University Church in Wichita, at Johnson City, Sublette, Goodland, as Concordia District Superintendent, at Hesston, and as a staff member at the United Methodist Conference Office.

In addition to his wife, other survivors include two sons, Steve and wife Nancy of Sublette, Jon and wife Dedre of Liberal; and three grandchildren, Ashlee, Scott and Casen.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton. A private family burial is scheduled for a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Camp Lakeside in Scott City or to Pass the Torch Kansas Area United Methodist Church Foundation Inc.

Petersen Funeral Home of Newton is in charge of arrangements.