Charles (Charley) Smith
1939 - 2021
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Charles (Charley) Smith
Amarillo - Charles (Charley) Smith, 81, of Amarillo, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2021. Charley worked for BNSF Railroad for 42 years before spending his retirement in service to the many gun clubs in town. Charley will be remembered for his quiet nature and the generosity he showed for his friends and family. He is survived by his children, Holly Holder and Aaron Smith; his grandchildren, Scotney Blackburn and Devon Burden; his great-grandchildren, Archer Blackburn, Oliver Blackburn, and Calla Burden; his sister, Martha Hall; and his many beloved extended family members. Charley will be remembered in a private family service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you take a friend to lunch.

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Published in Amarillo Globe-News from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2021.
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June 6, 2021
I met Charley during our time with the Santa Fe Railroad. In 1991 we worked together renewing the deck of a bridge at Fort Sumner, NM. Charley did most of the planning for how our crews would get the job done using a two track crane. We would go to work about 4 a.m. then break for breakfast once we got our crews going. We spent a lot of time together and became good friends. After retirement I would call Charley every time I stopped in Amarillo on my way to Kentucky. He would come to the hotel or meet for a meal to visit and catch-up. He was a good friend, I will miss him. My sympathy to his family,
Tom Walton, Belen, NM
Tom Walton
June 2, 2021
I have so many good memories of Charlie and his sweet nature and deep voice! He always made my Dad laugh and he loved to hunt! My parents both love him and he will be missed❤He and Billy always came to visit in Albuquerque and we looked forward to their visits. Praying for all of his family-
Rayanna (Dout) Glasson
Rayanna Glasson
April 6, 2021
My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
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