Charles R. “Chuck” Smith, Jr., 66, of Findlay passed away on Friday, December 20, 2019. He was born on August 13, 1953 in Lima to the late Charles R. and Juanita M. (Miller) Smith, Sr.

Chuck married Brenda Russell on January 26, 1974 and she survives, along with three daughters: Laura (Alan) McGirr of Findlay, Lisa (David) Swails of Jenera, and Leigh (Joshua) Dean of Findlay. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Cody (Carmen), Ridge and Ross McGirr, and Lillian, Arrissa, and Colton Swails; two great-grandchildren: Riley and Aibileen; a brother, Thomas (Carrie) Smith of Delaware, Ohio; sister, Rose Marie (Mike) Van Der Veer of Findlay; and numerous nieces and nephews. Chuck was preceded in death by an infant brother.

He was a 1972 graduate of Findlay High School and worked for Cooper Tire and Rubber Company for 30 years. Chuck was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

A funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 27, 2019 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, where the family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. Friday until the time of service. Pastor Tim Bash will officiate, and burial will follow at Knollcrest Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Chuck to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting