Charlie Lee Smelley
Monday, May 05, 2014 10:01 PM
Charlie Lee Smelley, 86, Stephenson, Mich., past away after a lengthy illness in Nevada, with his wife by his side on May 1, 2014. Charlie was born to the late Vonnie and John C. Smelley on February 21, 1928.
Charlie proudly served his country in the United States Navy in Guam in World War II. He attended Texas A&M University and was proud to be a Fighting Texas Aggie. Charlie worked for Fluor Corporation for 37 years in Houston, Texas and Calgary, Alberta Canada and after retirement worked for Marinette Marine Corporation as Chief Piping Engineer. He will always be remembered for his southern drawl, love for his grandkids and his best buddy, Rufus (Coon Dog). Everyone that met Charlie loved his charming personality and sense of humor, he was loved by all. Charlie had many hobbies throughout the years: rebuilding cars, sail-boating, remote controlled airplanes, his trains, golfing, but most of all spending time with his family and attending his grandkids sporting events and cheering them on.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Kathy Smelley; his children: Mike Smelley and Michelle McMahan of Houston, Texas, Donna (Jim) Raboin of Daggett, Mich.; six grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, and special cousin, Imogene, from California.
Memorial service was held on Sunday, May 4th with burial to be held on Tuesday, May 6th 2014 at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nev.