Charles W. Smith, age 79, of Island Lake and formerly of McHenry, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington.
He was born February 3, 1927 in Ringwood to Lonnie and Ethel F. (Nee Harrison) Smith. On August 15, 1948 he married Betty G. Mueller in Tucumcari, New Mexico.
Charles lived in McHenry for 25 years and for the last 20 years has lived in Island Lake. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in WWII.
He was a master carpenter, employed with Michael Nicholas. He organized the Holiday Hills Hockey Club. The citizen band radio was his hobby, and he also enjoyed racing stock cars.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years; six children, Kathy Smith of McHenry, William (Donna) Smith of Wonder Lake, Michael (Nancy) Smith of McHenry, Cynde (Rick) Johnson of Lake Zurich, Jeff (Kathy) Smith of Burlington, WI, Phillip (Tammy) Smith of Mundelein; 11 grandchildren, Brian, Becky, Dan, Tami, Sarah, Colleen, Jennifer, Tim, Amy, Brittany, Joshua; eight great grandchildren, Sidney, Tristan, Brendan, Kaylee, Kiya, Rayna, Haley, Kayla; a brother, Sam (Pam) Smith of Dundee; and two sisters, Dorothy (the late Jim) Krien of McHenry, Pearl (Wilbur) Benoy of Elkhorn, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.on Monday, February 13, 2006 at the George R. Justen & Son Funeral Home, 3519 W. Elm St., McHenry, Il 60050.
The funeral service will be at 8 p.m. on Monday, February 13, at the funeral home. The Rev. Roger Schneider will officate.
Inurnment will be in Harrison Carr Cemetery, Ringwood. For information please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com.