Charles Leon "Chuck" Smith, 59, of St. Augustine, passed away on Aug.1, 2014, at Flagler Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Chuck was born and grew up in Brookville, Pa., near Pittsburgh, and graduated from National Technology Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, N.Y. While at NTID, Chuck met his wife to be, Ann Tillis. They married in St. Augustine and lived their early married life in Brookville, Pa., before moving to St. Augustine in 1981. Chuck worked as a machinist for the U.S. Navy at NAS Jacksonville for more than 32 years. He was a longtime member of Anastasia Baptist Church where he served as an usher, greeter, a leader in the deaf ministry and played on the church softball team. Chuck was very active in the lives of his children, and enjoyed coaching his kid's sports teams as they were growing up. His community involvement included serving as president of the Deaf Club. Chuck was outgoing and gregarious, had a wonderful smile and was well known and loved. More than anything, he was a devoted husband and father and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Smith, of St. Augustine; daughters, Tara Roman (Emmanuel) and Tessa Smith, and sons, Travis Smith and Trevin Smith, all of St. Augustine; his parents, Leon and Gale Smith of Brookville, Pa.; siblings, Cathy Silvis (Mike) of Brookville, Pa., Clifford "Cliff" Smith (Karen) of Virginia and Carrie Park (Ryan) of Brooksville, Pa. and grandchildren, Jayden and Kylie.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Anastasia Baptist Church, with Dr. Walter West, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chuck's memory can be made to: Anastasia Baptist Church Building Fund, 1650 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080.
St Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
St. John's Family Funeral Home & Crematory
385 SR 207 St. Augustine, FL 32084
Published in St. Augustine Record on Aug. 5, 2014