Charles “Chuck” Wallace Smith

Chuck W. Smith, 80, of Lenexa, KS, passed away on August 1, 2017. He was born on December 27, 1936, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Wallace and Alice Smith. Chuck is survived by his wife, Marian (Kruse) Smith; children, Allison (Gary) Ewing of Lenexa, KS, Sarah (Phillip) Jensen of Rochester, IL, Greg (Lynne) Smith of Parker, TX, Chuck (John Bridges) Smith of Quincy, IL; grandchildren, Julia (Dan) Miner of Des Moines, IA, Rebecca (Alan) Downing of Olathe, KS, Caroline Ewing of Lenexa, KS, Benjamin Tobias of Harrisburg, PA, Abigail Smith of Parker, TX, Emma Smith of Parker, TX, Lillian Smith of Parker, TX; sisters, Beverly Osnowitz of Venice, FL, Sandra (Ed) Waldorf of Racine, WI. Chuck and Marian were residents of Alton/Godfrey, IL, for 42 years. He worked for Olin Corporation in East Alton, IL, serving in general management of various product lines, reaching the position of Vice President and General Manager. Chuck and Marian retired and spent 13 years in Naples, Florida. In early 2017, they moved to Lakeview Village in Lenexa, Kansas to be closer to family. They were married June 6, 1958 and recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary.


A memorial service will be held at Church of the Resurrection on Saturday, August 19th at 11:00 a.m. in the Wesley Covenant Chapel.


The family has suggested memorial contributions may be made to:

Lakeview Village Foundation

9100 Park St.

Lenexa, KS 66215




Church of the Resurrection

13720 Roe Ave.

Leawood, KS 66224




Vitas Hospice

13316 W. 98th St.

Lenexa, KS 66215




Charity of One’s Choice







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Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Wednesday, Aug. 2nd 2017 | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Charles “Chuck” Wallace Smith”

  1. Andy Schulte Says:

    Chuck, So sorry for loss of you Pop. Prayers to you and all your family.
    Andy Schulte, Class of ’88

  2. Steve & Sharon Olsen Says:

    May Marian and all of her family go with peace as they move forward from the loss of their beloved husband, father and grandfather. Godspeed Chuck, may you rest in peace.

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