Charles "Charlie" E. Smothers, Sr.
Sparks - Surrounded by his family, Charles E. Smothers, Sr. passed away peacefully at his home in Sparks on October 26, 2020.
Charlie moved his family to the Reno/Tahoe area in 1968 from Rodeo, CA. He was married to Gloria Smothers, the love of his life.
Charlie was an avid fisherman. Flyfishing was his specialty. He was a true outdoorsman and owned his own bait and tackle shop. His greatest joys in life were hunting, fishing and camping. He had the heart of a teacher and took every opportunity to teach anyone who was interested.
Charlie never knew a stranger. He would befriend people at the gas pump. He was kind and generous. He put his family first and was loved by all who knew him.
Charlie started as an apprentice for PG&E in 1960 and ultimately retired from Sierra Pacific Power Company in 2005, a career total of 45 years. He always said he had a job he loved and that it was not work.
Charlie is survived by his loving wife Gloria, son Chuck Smothers, daughters Lynett Castleberry and Rhea Trokey, 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and siblings Ray Smothers and Jimmy Smothers. Charlie is preceded in death by his father Dewey Smothers, mother Lena Smothers, brothers Floyd Smothers and Harold Smothers, and sisters Laverne Wooton, Henrietta Coody and Eloise Edgar.
In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the American Heart Association
in Charlie's name.