Charles R. "Chuck" Smith

  • Born: February 24, 1935
  • Died: June 4, 2018
  • Location: Conestoga, Pennsylvania

Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd.

890 Isabel Drive
James A. Porterfield, Supervisor
Lebanon, PA 17042
Tel. (717) 272-4634

Tribute & Message From The Family

Charles R. "Chuck" Smith, 83, of Conestoga passed away Monday evening, June 4, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born on February 24, 1935 in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Elmer D. and Mildred A. Nicodemus Smith. Smitty was the husband of Jane L. Funk Smith with who he married on December 17, 1967.

Smitty graduated from J.P. McCaskey in 1956. He served in the United States Army. He worked for over 30 years for Gochenauer Appliances in East Petersburg as an appliance repairman. Chuck attended Smithville Church of God earlier in life.

Chuck was a member of the Green Hill Sportmen's Association, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. Chuck was witty, funny and loved to tell jokes. He enjoyed roller skating with his daughters when they were younger. He liked to play guitar, ride his motorcycle and go to Maryland to eat crabs.

Chuck will be missed by his wife, Jane; daughters, Suszette M., wife of Dennis Kammerer of Holtwood and Jodie L. ,wife of Michael Rhoades of Richmond, VA; grandchildren, Amber, Laiklynne, Dorathy, Logan, Porter and Chase; great grandchildren, Sarah and Bradley. He is also survived by his brothers, Elmer D., Jr., husband of Gloria, Carl D., husband of Marion, Robert L., husband of Betty, all of Lancaster and John P., husband of Susan, of Charleston, SC and his sister, Lillie M. Stauffer of Lancaster. He was the favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty J. Murray.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Charles' funeral services on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11AM with his brother, Robert Smith officiating from the Melanie B. ScheidFuneral Directors & Cremation Services, The Gundel Chapel, 3225 Main Street, Conestoga, PA. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:30 to 11AM. Interment will be held in the Green Hill UM Cemetery, Conestoga. Please omit flowers, memorial remembrances may be made in Smitty'smemory to the Green Hill UM Church, 5801 River Rd., Conestoga or to the Green Hill Sportmen's Association, 6199 River Road, Conestoga, PA 17516. For other information please call 717-872-1779


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Smith Family,

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy in the loss of Chuck. I would assist him often at the LGH Health Campus. He was a very sweet man who even if he wasn't feeling his best would always have a smile.


Denise Farmer
Guest Services, SOP Guest Services

Posted by Denise Farmer - york - Friend   June 11, 2018

You will be missed Uncle Chuck!!

Posted by Brian Smith - Lancaster, PA - Family   June 08, 2018

Dear Jane,
Tom and I are so very saddened to hear about Chuck. We have some wonderful memories of when we were young. I don't have your phone etc. so this was the only way I knew to let you know how much we care. We wanted to go to the service, but Tom just got out of the hospital and while I was visiting him I somehow picked up a hospital illness and am too sick to travel. We just want you to know our prayers and thoughts are with you. Take care Jane.

Tom and Rose Jackson

Posted by Rose Jackson - Lancaster, PA - Friend   June 08, 2018

So sorry to see that Chuck has passed! Such fond memories of playing with Susie and Jodie and Mr. Smith being ever present either in the barn or on the property! And the beach trips in the station wagon and van!! Praying for your family! Love Jenny

Posted by Jennifer Mccormick (Smith) - Mountville, PA - Family Friend   June 07, 2018

I pray that when my time comes, my faith is as strong as yours. The love, courage, and faith I witnessed by your bedside will forever be in my mind and heart.

Posted by Chaplain Sage O - Acquaintance   June 06, 2018

so sorry for your loss he will be missed so much he always joked with me all the time love sissy.

Posted by doris sissy arnold - loris, SC - Family   June 06, 2018

It was always great to hear your stories and jokes. You fought your illness with a wonderful attitude. Rest in Peace my friend. You will be missed by all.

Posted by Jeff Sauders Sauders - Lancaster, PA - Family   June 06, 2018