Charles Dwayne Smith

Charles Dwayne Smith passed away near Kemmerer, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the age of 46. He was born on April 1, 1973, in Kemmerer. Chuck is the son of Lonnie Dwayne and Charlene Marie (Mason) Smith.

Chuck married his sweetheart Shellie Don Hortin on June 15, in Diamondville.  

Chuck had a passion for the great outdoors. He enjoyed spending time fishing, hunting, camping, hiking and gardening. He loved to spend time woodworking and was very talented. He also loved to cook.

Chuck was an avid Wyoming Cowboy fan and loved to spend time rooting for the Pokes. He loved being with his grandchildren and his family and devoted his time to them. He was kind, compassionate, hard-working, and loved all that were close to him. He was employed by Williams Field Services in Opal, and was a maintenance supervisor there. 

Chuck is survived by his loving family: his wife, Shellie Smith; his parents, Lonnie and Charlene Smith; a daughter, Kimberlee Smith; all of Diamondville. He is also survived by a son, Mason (Lauren) Smith of Ft. Stewart, Georgia; a daughter, Macey (T.J.) Roberts of Kemmerer; a son, Colter (Paige) Wright, of Milford, Utah; his loving grandchildren, Avery, Remington, Abigail, Eleanor, Heston and Ava; He is also survived by two sisters, Misty (Spencer) Neria of Diamondville; and Meredith Huggins of Jackson.  

Chuck is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Douglas and Jean Smith; his maternal grandparents, Phil and Dolores Mason; his Aunt Sue and Uncle Alan Caudell; an aunt, Connie Smith; and an uncle, Mark Hahn.  

Memorial services were conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m., at the Kemmerer LDS Stake Center, with Bishop Scott Ellis officiating. Following the service, internment took place at South Lincoln Cemetery in Kemmerer.

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