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Charles (Chuck) Smith
MURRIETA, CA: Charles (Chuck) Smith passed away this past weekend in Murrieta, California.
Chuck was a 1949 graduate of Frankfort H.S. where his mother,(Bernice Blue Smith) and brother, Dr. Bob Smith also were graduates.
He was a Ross County boy who grew up to positively impact the lives of thousands in his position as Orange County Supervisor and former Mayor of Westminster, California.
Chuck served in the Marine Corps from 1950-54, rising to the rank of Tech Sergeant and is a combat veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from Ohio State with a degree in electrical engineering.
While Mayor, Chuck was the founding chairman of the Children and Families Commission of Orange County and was an active supporter of shelter for the homeless.
Chuck and wife Nancy were married in 1960 representing 52 years of sharing an amazing life together.
Chuck leaves behind his wife Nancy; four children; and numerous grandchildren; and two remaining brothers, Bob Smith (Melanie) of London, Ohio and John Smith (Sally) of Ashville, North Carolina.
In Lieu of flowers please consider donations in Chuck's honor to Hope for Healing Hearts..Hopeforhealinghearts.com
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 14th at 12 noon at the Westminster Rose Center, Westminster, California.
A private burial ceremony with full military honors will be held at the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California.
Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Oct. 11, 2012