Charles A. Smith, age 88, of Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Saturday May 23, 2015 at the Prescott Country View. He was born at Mound City, Kansas on January 31, 1927 the son of Ralph and Lucy Dingus Smith. He graduated form Pleasanton High School a furthered his education at Pittsburg State University obtaining a Bachelor''s Degree in Education and a Master''s Degree in Trade and Industrial Education. He married Bonnie Wilson on October 24, 1946 at the Linn County Courthouse. Charles proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He worked in education, spending most of his career in Leavenworth, Kansas teaching inmates a skilled trade or helping them obtain a G.E.D. He and wife Bonnie enjoyed traveling. He was a Webelo and 4-H leader, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Leavenworth, the Pleasanton HUD Housing Committee, a volunteer at the Linn County Museum, American Legion Hewitt New Post at Mound City, and the V.F.W. He enjoyed wood working, could fix most anything and even invented several useful gadgets and machines.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial will be in the Pleasanton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasanton Chapel. Contributions are suggested to PSU Foundation, College of Technology. On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.