Mr. Schmertman was an automotive mechanic and a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his father, Paul L. Schmertman of Horseshoe, N.C.; one son, Cory Kuehne of Rockford; two daughters, Jolene Taylor and Tiffany Taylor, both of Metropolis; two brothers, Jeff Williams and David Williams, both of Metropolis; three sisters, Kathleen Schott-Anderson of Monroe Center, Sheila Noel of Fuquay Varina, N.C. and Susan Young of Paragould, Ark.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce E. Schmertman; and one grandson.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Lindsey Funeral Home in Paducah was in charge of arrangements.