JANE LEW — Clarence Clell “Chuck” Smarr, 84, of Tallmansville, passed away at 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in the comfort of his home, with family by his side.
He was born in Captinia, on July 25, 1932 a son of the late William Clarence Smarr and Dorothy Viola Harris Smarr.
On June 7, 1952 he married Joyce Marie Fesi, who survives. Then on Dec. 16, 2011 he married Inez Joy Riggs McCourt and they celebrated nearly five years of marriage before her passing on Nov. 22, 2016.
His smart, funny nature will be carried on by his two children: Clifford Smarr and wife Mable, of Jane Lew, and Joyce Marie Mucci, of Kansas City, Mo.; one stepson, Todd Montgomery, of Louisville, Ky.; four grandchildren: Josh Mucci, Michael Wright, Jennifer Murray and Megan Smarr; three great-grandchildren: Kyndell Wright. Audrey Murray and Lilah Mucci; three sisters: Peggy Sapp Payne, of Lancaster, Pa., Jean Sapp Trotter, of Ashburn, Va. and Anabelle Smarr Walters, of Akron, Ohio; close friends, Donnie and Bernice Craig, of Walkersville; and his caregivers: Patricia Wamsley, Linda Jewell and Brenda Chapman.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by six siblings: Mary Sapp Thacker, Eva Sapp Bradford, Nina Smarr Myers, Lubert Smarr, Clifford Smarr and Junior Sapp.
Chuck retired from the United States Air Force with 20 years of service, having worked at the Pentagon for several of those years. While living in Florida, he was a master gardener he worked with troubled youth on various gardening projects, teaching them to work collaboratively to produce something good. He was also a skilled pilot, talented photographer, avid fisherman and member the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.
Friends and family will gather at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 144 Hackers Creek Rd. in Jane Lew from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. from the Pat Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Karen Frazier and Pastor Ed Lowther officiating. Interment will follow in the Sapp Cemetery off Abrams Run Rd. in Walkersville. Full military honors will be accorded by the United States Air Force and the Lewis County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lewis County Honor Guard c/o Bill Cayton 144 Crane Camp Rd. Walkersville,WV 26447. The Pat Boyle Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored and privileged to serve the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.patboylefuneralhome.com.