Plumb Lodge #862 F&AM

SMITH, CHESTER "SMITTY" CARYLE, 88, of Louisville, was born February 6, 1922 to the late Cora Mae and Riley Smith of Louisville and returned to his Heavenly Father April 4, 2010.

Mr. Smith was a retired power house operator for Seagram Distillery with 42 years of service, an Air force veteran of World War II, a member of Briargate Presbyterian Church, Plumb Masonic lodge #862 and the Scottish Rite.

Among those who preceded him in death besides his parents, include his beloved wife of 64 years, Imogene Middleton Smith.

He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Ronald Lee Smith; granddaughter, Carrie Smith Sponheimer; and a special friend, Mary Smiley.

His funeral will be Wednesday at noon at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie hwy. Burial is in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation is Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Expressions may be made to his church Briargate Presbyterian Church 2100 Upper Hunters Trace Louisville, KY 40216. Online condolences at

Published in The Courier-Journal on April 6, 2010