Brent S. "Chuck" Smith, 77, formerly of Gouverneur, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at his home in Lindale, Texas.
Funeral services will be announced in the spring and burial will be held in New St. James Cemetery, Gouverneur with military honors. Local arrangements are with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Brent was born in Gouverneur on February 6, 1942, the son of the late Sherman and Margaret (LaRose) Smith.
He graduated from Gouverneur High School in 1960 and served in the United States Army.
On April 18, 1964, Brent married Nancy J. Laverghetta at St. James Church with Fr. Paul Oehler officiating.
Brent was employed at Whalen Wholesale, International Talc, and retired from Corning Glass Corp. in 1993 after 27 years of employment.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the family camp on Black Lake for 42 years. Brent had been a member of Poker Flats Hunting Club, the chief financial officer of the American Legion Post 15 of Lindale, Holy Family Catholic Church of Lindale, and the Knights of Columbus.
Brent is survived by his wife of 54 years Nancy, 3 daughters Cherie Benjamin and her companion Mike Guzzey of Binghamton, Amy and Robert Lamneck of Suffolk, VA, Lisa and Douglas Box of Huntsville, TX, three grandchildren Jessica Benjamin, Kiernan Box and his wife Courtney, and Sean Lamneck, a great grandchild Cooper Box, several nieces and nephews . He is predeceased by his son Steven Smith, his parents, a brother Maitland Smith, a sister Beverly Pike, and a nephew Michael Pike.
Memorial donations in Brent's memory are encouraged to St. James Church, 164 E. Main Street, Gouverneur, NY 13642 or the American Legion Jordan-Duncan Post 15 of Lindale.