Charles D. Smith

Former Homer resident Charles “Chuck” David Smith, 50, died Dec. 5, 2013, in the Lower 48 states. “He passed away, leaving us too soon, and into our Heavenly Father’s arms,” his family said. He was born July 30, 1963.

A local celebration of life and potluck is at 4 p.m. Jan. 25, 2014, at Kharacters. Join his friends in sharing memories and stories. A celebration of life also will be held in Sun City, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his son, David L. Smith; his stepfather, William Y. Kramer; and his grandfathers, Charles W. Priser, William L. Kramer Sr. and J.D. Parter.

Chuck is survived by his son, Brandon Smith; mother, Judith Kramer; brothers, Bill Kramer and Gene Smith; sister, Tammie and her husband Brian; stepbrothers, Bill, Ron and Jerry Kramer; stepsister, Deborah Dahman; numerous nieces and nephews, and many good friends in Homer and Anchorage.