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Charles 'Charlie' Smyrl

Charles 'Charlie' Smyrl

September 30, 1939 - October 14, 2020
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Obituary

Charles ‘Charlie’ Smyrl, 81, of Canyon, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 19, 2020 at the First Baptist Church of Canyon with Rev. Steve Olsen officiating. Private burial will be held at Dreamland Cemetery prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Brooks Chapel.

Charlie was born on September 30, 1939 in Littlefield, TX to Charles and Mollie Walker Smyrl. He received his bachelor’s degree from West Texas State University. He married Connie Penn in Clovis on April 24, 1980, and she preceded him in death on August 30, 2005.

Charlie worked as manager at Taylor and Sons Grocery for many years where he developed countless lasting friendships. He continued working there after it became Lowe’s and then Charlie spent the remainder of his working years at United Supermarket in Canyon where he continued his many friendships. Due to his health, Charlie retired from United in May of 2019.

Charlie was a member of First Baptist Church of Canyon and Canyon Kiwanis Club. He was an avid sports fan and always enjoyed watching Canyon sports, his favorites being Canyon Football and the Lady Eagles Basketball teams. He also enjoyed WTAMU sports, the University of Texas Longhorns, the University of Tennessee Volunteers, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Charlie was also preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his daughter, Jennifer Hill and husband, Richard; son, Joseph Smyrl; three brothers, Jerry Smyrl, Norman Smyrl and wife, Sherry, and Richard Smyrl and wife, Sherrie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be to BSA Hospice of the Southwest, 5211 SW 9th Avenue, Suite 100, Amarillo, Texas 79106.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    October 18, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    October 18, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Brooks Chapel
    Address
    1702 5th Ave
    CANYON, TX
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  • Service

    October 19, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    October 19, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    First Baptist Church
    Address
    1717 4th Ave
    CANYON, TX 79015
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  • Interment

    Location
    Dreamland Cemetery
    Address
    26500 S Hwy 87
    CANYON, TX 79015
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    Notes
    Private burial.

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Brenda Swindell

Posted at 09:35am
Sorry for loss. Rest in peace Charlie. Give Connie a hug for us.
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Dona Murray

Posted at 06:31am
We are so sorry for the loss of Charlie! He was an amazing man and he always remembered you. Prayers for the family during this time!
RS

Richard Smyrl

Posted at 05:06pm
Charles was my big brother, who stepped in as a Father figure., he took care of all of us, he even went to work at age 15 to help our family with finances. He was always there for me, a great big brother. He loved sports , especially the college football and the Lady Eagles, we took many trips together to watch tournaments , these outings were amazing , he not only taught me about sports, he taught me about life. Charles was a Man of God , he was kind and caring ,really funny, hard working, he was a great man, We will miss you so much Charles!!
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Peggy Collier

Posted at 04:25pm
I was so sorry to hear of your loss of Charlie. My husband knew Charlie through his interactions with him as we owned a property management company in town and Charlie and my husband, Rodney were out and about doing things around town...their interaction was priceless. If Rodney could know that Charlie had passed away, he would be so sad and would for sure go to his funeral, but he can't since he is in a Memory Unit at this time. Charlie was my friend, giving me a hug, talking to me about how Rodney was doing and making me feel like I was special when I came into every store mentioned in his obituary...that is how long I have known Charlie. He was a special man to me and my family and will be remembered!
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Posted at 09:25am
For a very special man that knew and loved everybody and was always available to help in any way possible. Wilford and Norma Taylor and family.
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