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1931 Chuck 2024

Charlie John Smith

February 5, 1931 — January 19, 2024

St. George, Utah

Charlie John Smith (Chuck)

Chuck was able to graduate from this life Friday January 19, 2024 at home in St. George, Utah with loving family surrounding him.  He was born February 5, 1931 to Charlie John Smith and Mary Louise Pingel in Malad, Idaho.  He was married to Mary ‘Constance ‘Burr, April 1, 1955 in the Salt Lake Temple.

He is survived by Connie, his wife, daughters Judy Lynn (Vance) Oakeson of Burley, Idaho, Julie Ann (Steve) Barnett of St George Utah, Son Jim (Sherian) of Payson Utah, Daughter Jeannie (deceased) her husband Kevin Johnson of Victorville Calif., and daughter Jodie (deceased) her husband Kevin Seegmiller of St. George. And his Son Charlie John Smith III (deceased) Sisters: Betty Pederson of California, Lois Whalen of Portland Oregon and Joyce Bradley of Blythe California.  

He is also survived by twenty-five grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

Chuck went into the Navy at the beginning of the Korean War and was released at the end of January 1955.  In the Navy he chauffeured the Admirals everywhere.  He served four years and was a teletypist sending Military secrets to places around the world. He spent almost two of the four years in Hawaii at Barbers Point. He returned to Woodland California where he met and married his wife in the Salt Lake Temple. Chuck was a truck driver. They eventually moved to Salt Lake City where he hired on to drive truck hauling lime for Ted Gardner in West Jordan, Utah.  After 10 years he moved on to driving truck for Consolidated Freightways.

The family was growing and he was transferred to Cedar City and then on to Las Vegas, where he retired from the trucking business.  He and Connie moved to St. George Utah. Not wanting to be idle, he took a job driving a school bus for the local School District.  He enjoyed the kids and stayed for eight years.  He had to retire from that after suffering his second heart attack. He and Connie worked in the St George L.D.S. Temple as ordinance workers for the next few years. 

Services will be Friday January 26, 2024. A viewing will be held at 11:00 am. in the Snow Canyon 1st Ward ,1184 N. Dixie Downs Rd St. George, Utah 84770. Graveside services will be at 1:00pm at the Santa Clara Cemetery, Ancestor Way, Santa Clara, Utah.


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