Charles Leslie Smith
Head- Charles “Chuck” Leslie Smith gained his wings
to spread joy and laughter to the heavens above on November 9,
2017. Look for his “Pennies from Heaven.” He was born in
Stow, Ohio, on August 3, 1932,
(Leo the Lion), and was raised by Nellie and Harwood Skinner in
Chardon, Ohio. He attended Tri-State College. A proud
veteran, Chuck served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. In
sales all his life, he became co-owner of Cove Realty after moving to
Banks 40 years ago. In later years, Chuck
and Nancy enjoyed winters in Marathon, Florida. In recent years he
job as Warehouse Manager for Blivens Plumbing.
He was an avid boater and
fisherman, a former volunteer fireman for the Nags Head Fire Department for
many years, founding member of the Carolina Casters, and a member of the Elks
(most recently in Marathon, FL). Chuck was a very grounded man and always had
good advice for you or the situation at hand. He loved playing poker (thank you
guys for Thursday nights), golf, slot machines (Casino Chuck), Saturday crab
nights, and enjoyed NASCAR. He so enjoyed the sunrise and sunset and loved
watching for the “green flash.” He loved
the full moon and would open his wallet to the sky and yell out three times “Moon,
fill my wallet.”
Chuck broke the mold and was
one of a kind. He had no filters. He
loved his costumes, and was always the life of the party. Chuck took joy in making people laugh. To have
known him was to love him.
He leaves his beloved wife
of 63 years, Nancy Barr Smith, his loving daughters, Sherrie (Rob) Blivens, and
Leslie (Donny) Pietila; his cherished grandchildren, Sonya (Kris) Young, Alex
Blivens, and Ryan Charles Pietila, and great-grandchildren Rylee, Keegan, and
Nancy “Peaches” Young; his brother, William (Dorothy) Skinner, along with many
nieces and nephews, and a large circle of friends.
A Celebration of Life will
be held for Chuck on Saturday November 18, 2017 at Kelly’s Tavern in Nags Head
from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Please join us.
In lieu of flowers and in
honor of Chuck, please make donations to the Nags Head Fire Department, P.O.
Box 99 Nags Head, N.C. 27959.
Gallop Funeral Services,
Inc. was entrusted with arrangements. Please leave your condolences via the
online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com