Charles Allen Smith

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Charles Allen Smith passed away peacefully at his home in New Home on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 75 years today, March 6, 2018, at 1p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Brownfield, Texas. 

Survivors include his three sons, Tracy A. Smith and wife, Tasha of Frisco, Texas; Scott Smith and wife, Katrina of New Home, Texas; Chuck Smith and wife, Darcie of Dallas, Texas; friend, Jane Blay; five grandsons, Landon, Hunter, Bransen, Cayman, and Hayden; four granddaughters, Cashea Arnett and husband, Ford, Hadley, Abbie and Kamerin Schacht and husband, Spencer; great-granddaughter, Scarlett Schacht; sisters, Beulah Edwards and husband, Martin; and Shirley Smith; and the mother of his three sons, Joy Smith. The family of Charles would like to extend a heartfelt offer of appreciation to Jane Blay for her love and support.


Memorial contributions are welcome, and the family suggests, Buckner Children & Family Services,, 129 Brentwood Ave, Lubbock, TX 79416.


10 thoughts on “Charles Allen Smith”

  1. Tai Kreidler, Quanah Parker Trail

    Charles Smith became such a good friend while working on the Quanah Parker Trail. His contributions to the project which documented the history and geography of the Comanche presence in West Texas was both inspiring, monumental and essential. For the first time the history of the Comanche and the connection of Quanah Parker to legacy of Texas was documented. Charles’ sculpture, the 24-foot long steel arrows, painted in Comanche colors, and planted in the ground in 87 locations in 51 Texas panhandle and south plains counties, was part of one of the largest public history projects in America. Through his charitable goodwill he inspired hundreds, if not thousands, with a renewed love of Texas history and infused them with the understanding of a Comanche people who still considers Texas their homeland. When I heard the arrow fletchings sing as the West Texas wind blows through them, I can see Charles’ incomparable smile.

  2. Carol Campbell

    Dear Family of Charles Smith: I was so saddened to learn of Charles’s passing. I live in Matador, and I was Arrow No. 1 on the QPT. Charles was a great friend and a great man – we loved him dearly.

  3. Georgie and Howard Timmons

    Our prayers for comfort and peace for you and your families. Apologies that scheduled appointments will prevent us from offering our sympathies in person.

  4. I was so very glad to have been associated with Charles and his great talent during the Quanah Parker Trail initiation by the Texas Plains Trail Region. His beautiful arrows cover our 52 county region. Condolences to the Smith family and to Jane.

  5. Tracy, Scott and Chuck how saddened I was to hear about Charles. I have fond memories of Charles when we served on the schoolboard and when you guys were in school. I pray that God gives you peace and that each one of you and your children have good memories of a great man.

  6. Thinking of your family today and asking God to give you peace and comfort sweetened by happy memories of your dad.

  7. So sorry for your loss. Charles will be truly miss by many, including those of us with Texas Plains Trails. His work on the Quanah Parker Arrows will be a reminder and tribute to him all over our part of the state including my town of Paducah. His smiling face and friendliness to those of us he had just met will be remembered. You are in my prayers as you are going through this time of loss. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you.

  8. Charles you were loved by us all, thank you for your friendship & thank you for always being there for me & my family. I love you, I will miss you! Tracy, Scott & Chuck & family we send our deepest condolences. Love, Dorothy, David & Diana

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