MARTIN “PAPA CHUCK” SMITH
July 2, 1946 ~ March 24, 2023
Martin “Chuck” Smith, aka Papa Chuck, was born July 2, 1946, in Vanport City, OR. He died March 24, 2023, in Vancouver, WA, at the age 76. Chuck lived in Washougal for 68 years.
Papa Chuck was known and loved by many. He had an amazing sense of humor and loved sarcasm. His family was everything to him. In his younger years he loved to play softball and go on camping adventures with them. Many may remember him from his local sign business or from cruising around town in his biker mobile giving everyone a thumbs up or wave.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur and Jane Smith. Chuck’s family and friends will miss him dearly. He made a huge impact in many people’s lives.
He is survived by Bob Smith (Vancouver, WA); Ken Murray (Washougal, WA); Kevin Murray (Washougal, WA); Shelly Smith (Shelton, WA); Kyle Smith (Chandler, AZ); Matt Smith (Kasilof, AK); Kristy Smith (Washougal, WA); Nate Smith (Chandler, AZ); twelve grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Papa was the man, the myth, the legend.