Chuck proudly served in the US Navy for two tours in Vietnam as a Navy Seabee. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Rhema Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Chuck spent most of his working years spreading the gospel of God’s word as a minister. He also worked as a general contractor and a businessman. He was liked by everyone and was a kind man, who was good to all. Chuck enjoyed sailing in the open waters of the ocean, travelling in his RV, and anything Tommy Bahama. Most of all, Chuck loved God and his family. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Becky Smith of Hollister; daughter, Brigid Grant and husband Warren of California; son, Jason Smith and wife Tena of Hollister; three grandchildren, Courtland Bates-Wind, Sara Grant and Andrew Grant; brother, Robert L. Smith and wife Evie of California. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Private burial will be held at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.