Charles W. “Charlie” Smith, 83, of Pampa, passed away January 7, 2020 in Pampa.
Services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel, with Rev. Mike Borger, pastor at Trinity Fellowship, officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
Charles was born May 21, 1936 in Wheeler to K. R. and Marie Smith. He attended schools in Pampa, graduating in 1954 from “Dear Old Pampa High.” Charlie went to Frank Phillips College, and later married Mona Coberly in Clovis, New Mexico. They raised four children; two boys and two girls. He worked for Phillips Petroleum “doodle-bugging,” (seismograph) first and then moved back to the Texas panhandle where he went to work for the City of Pampa in 1964 as an engineer and surveyor. Later, Charlie was over the Water Department where he retired after 32 years of service. During this time, he was also a musician with The Catalinas. After his retirement, he began oil painting and found out he was really gifted. Charlie loved all sports, but his favorites were golf and horseshoes.
Survivors include his wife, Mona Smith of the home; two sons, Rick Smith and wife Sally of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Mark Smith and wife Pam of Pampa; a daughter, Kim Tindell and husband Charlie of Canton, Georgia; a sister, Helen Willingham of Pampa; ten grandchildren, Derek Smith, Rissa Black, Kyle Smith, Joshua Smith, Shannon Fristoe, Taylor Tindell, Ethan Tindell, Chelsea Cloer, Michael Cohee and Robbie Cohee; and seven great-grandchildren, Kellen, Kash, Eliza, Tripp, Teel, Camden and Monae.
Charles was preceded in death by two daughters, Letitia Ann Smith and Sherry Renai Cohee and 2 sisters, Mildred “Minna” Vickery and Imogene Burnett.