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Charles Smith

September 6, 1925 — November 15, 2017

Charles Smith

Bloomington - Charles F. ‘Chuck' Smith, Sr, 92, of Bloomington passed away at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Luther Oaks Senior Living in Bloomington.

His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomington with Pastor Vaughn Hoffman officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until start of service on Saturday at the church. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

A private interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church or a charity of the donors choice.

Chuck was born on September 6, 1925 in Montrose, PA, a son to Deleon and Sarah Passmore Smith. He married Kathryn Hennessey on June 30, 1950 in Towanda, PA. She preceded him in death on May 22, 1998.

Surviving are his children, Joanne Smith, LeSueur, MN, Charles (Melissa) Smith Jr, Winnetka, IL and Paul (Mary) Smith, Bloomington, IL; son in-law, Neil (Joan) Styczynski and fifteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Kathryn Smith; and daughter, Mary Jane Styczynski.

Chuck proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII aboard the USS Chewaucan. After the war, he returned to Wyalusing, PA, where he was a very successful coach and school administrator. In 1958, Chuck joined State Farm Insurance and retired after 32 years as the Regional Vice President for the Pennsylvania Region.

Upon retirement, Chuck split his time between golf courses in Rio Verde, AZ and the Crestwicke Country Club in Bloomington, IL where he joined a Tuesday group for dinner over the last 27 years.

First and foremost, Chuck loved his family, especially his grandchildren. Along with golf, Chuck loved to fish and cheer on one of the many sports teams he followed over the years. He was also a member of Masonic Union Wyalusing Lodge #108. He will be deeply missed by all his friends and family.

Visitation

NOV 18. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Wesley United Methodist Church
502 East Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Funeral Service

NOV 18. 11:00 AM (CST)

Wesley United Methodist Church
502 East Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

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