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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Apr 3, 2012

Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, John Edgar (Ed) Schmutzer, died on Saturday, March 31. He was 64. Mr. Schumtzer, of Sevierville, obtained his law degree from the University of Virginia. He was a combat veteran having served as a captain with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. After a brief stint in private practice in Nashville, he became assistant U.S. attorney in Knoxville, where he served for more than 30 years. He was the brother of retired longtime state prosecutor Al Schmutzer Jr. The family will receive friends on Wednesday at 2 p.m., with a funeral service at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Sevierville (214 Cedar Street). Interment will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, Paws for Patriots or the Wounded Warriors Project. Read his obituary and more from the News Sentinel