Charley Michael Smith Jr.

Oct 2, 1957 – Jan 30, 2015

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Charley M. Smith, Jr.:  Born to Charley Smith, Sr. & Ruthie B. Smith on October 2, 1957 in Seattle, WA.  "(Here's a family secret)" Mike was called a Jr., but in a way he wasn't! Charley Sr. doesn't have a middle name! Mike got his middle name because, mom had a crush on a soap star named Mike Carr on, "As the World Turns", and she was determined to have her final say!  Mike attended Lotona, Columbia & Pacific Schools in the Seattle area.  Mike started working at a very young age.  His first job was at Andy's Diner, he then went to The Boeing Company, where he retired after 39 years. Mike loved his cars, he started with a 1965 Mustang, Chevy Impala & other nice cars throughout the years.  In 1990 he met Doris Ward, fell in love & they married in 1992. They had a wonderful life together, he loved his wife very much & took care of her very well.  As time went by Michael (as some of us called him) became ill.  He developed cancer of the Kidney & lost one, he had a few other problems, which eventually led to his passing.

He was preceded in Death by his  Parents, Charley Sr. & Ruthie B., He leaves to mourn: His wife Doris, His Sister Amanda R. Smith, Brother Terry A. Smith; Three Step Children; Venishia Daniel, Howard E. Ward, Jr., Deshaun Ward Donaldsen, Aunt Marie Jones, Father & Mother in law, Bro & Sis in law,  & grandchildren, cousins, nieces & nephews, & other relatives!

 He also leaves his Best Friend George, they went to breakfast every Saturday, to their favorite little coffee shop, where they named him, "Mocha Mike"!  Don't worry George, he will be drinking his coffee with the "King of Kings", now; and "will", be watching over all of us!

A Message from his wife:  Pooh, I'll miss "You"! You will forever be in my "Heart", until I see you again!  "I Love You", Your Darling Wife, "Doris"!

"There will be Peace now, because he is Free from Pain, at last!  RIP, Michael!"


Wayne Haddenham
Puyallup, wa
Feb 20, 2015

Charlie ...Go rest High on the Mountain your work on earth is union brother I shed a tear in your honor rest in peace my friend .....Wayne

deb pillow
lake tapps, wa
Feb 18, 2015

Charley, been missing your smiling face, the last few months here at Boeing were so hard for you but you keep on going, there is definitely a sense of loss around here, now you are pain free,

Stephen Hamshaw
Kihei, HI
Feb 17, 2015

RIP my friend.

Willie Baldwin
Renton, Wa
Feb 17, 2015

It was nice working with you.

Jon Leach
Renton, WA
Feb 16, 2015

Although I worked with Charlie, I did not know him very well. Didn't say too much, he seemed like a gentle soul. We were all hoping Charlie would've had a long life in retirement.

Sorry for your loss, Jon

ronnie bonds
spanaway, wa
Feb 13, 2015

rest in peace

Marlowe Melonson
Maple Valley, wa
Feb 13, 2015

Charley, I will miss your wit. You had an uncanny knowledge of past movies, songs, and performers. Your humor will be missed. You are free now, no longer restricted. Keep us in your prayers as we will keep you in ours. You built airplanes, now take flight with you own wings! Amen

Ray Jones-cousin
Renton, WA
Feb 13, 2015

God Bless cousin Mike and I will always remember you and the old days growing up in Seattle. Blesings to your wife and family.

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