Archive for Thursday, February 1, 2007

Obituary: Charles E. Smith


February 1, 2007

Funeral services for Charles Eugene "Chuck" Smith, 60, Chanute, were Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Healing Center Church of God in Chanute. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Smith died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, at his home.

He was born Jan. 4, 1947, in Chanute, the son of Leslie Raymond and Lola Modena French Smith. He was raised and attended schools in Chanute, graduating from Chanute Senior High School.

Mr. Smith was employed at Ash Grove Cemetery Plant for more than 30 years before he retired.

He married Regina Morales on June 8, 1968, in Cherryvale. She died Feb. 2, 1997. He married Nancy Rush on April 10, 1998, in Chanute. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Charles Ryan Smith, De Soto; a daughter, Jana Rae Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two stepsons, Ryan Smith and Nick Smith, both of Parsons; three brothers, Merle Smith, Burlington, Wayne Smith, Richardson, Texas, and Lester Smith, Wichita; a sister, Ruby Read, Chanute; and 11 grandchildren.

A sister, Margery, preceded him in death.

The family suggests memorials to the music department of Neosho County Community College or Cherry Street Youth Center, sent in care of the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, 101 North Highland, Chanute 66720.

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