Charles Bailey Smith, of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin passed away Monday afternoon, October 18, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. He was 84 years old.
Charles was born and raised in Auburn, New York. He shared fond childhood memories of riding his pedal car, listening to the radio with his grandfather, being invited to watch Gene Autry and the Lone Ranger on television, and his days fishing with his grandfather Roy. He spoke of his jobs as a paperboy, and, later, milking cows and harvesting crops before and after school.
Charles was proud of his earliest career as an Electronics Technician for the US Coast Guard where his accomplishments took him on far travels, whereby he acquired the famed "Squareknot" status. He settled in the Seattle area and later worked many years in Information Technology. He retired in 1991 and moved to Sturgeon Bay, WI, his wife Daun’s hometown.
Throughout his life, Charles was a model of hard work and perseverance. He patrolled frigid ocean waters. He was a father of 6 and...