Harry Junior Smith, 92, passed away peacefully January 24, 2021, at his home in Chehalis, Washington, surrounded by his family.
Harry was born November 2, 1928, to Harry Curtis Smith and Virginia Lavonne Prather Smith in Shelton, Washington.
Raised in Bramer, Tono, and then Centralia, where he spent most of his childhood, Harry graduated from Centralia High School.
He was drafted for the Korean war by the U.S. Army, and served our country for two years. Once he was back home, he ran his own sawmill and logging company, and bought a farm south of Chehalis.
In 1959, he married Norlene Hazel Holt. The couple raised five children.
Harry (also known as Bob,) was passionate about his faith and his family. He loved to tell stories of his early days of farming and logging. He loved playing guitar; singing; dancing; raising cattle; growing his own grain; old trains; and spending time with his grandkids. Harry was patient; kind hearted; generous; always good natured; and dearly loved by many.
He was preceded in death by his father Harry; mother Virginia; and grandson, John Caleb Pyles.
He is survived by his children, John, Shawn, Landra, Brandon, Mathew and Kelie; his sisters, Bonnie, Dianna, and Mary Lou; grandchildren, Travis, Tiffany, Michael, Kenny, Chance, Nathan, Meagan, Nicole, Heather, Trish, Tony, Scarlett, and Tug; and one beautiful great-granddaughter, Charlie.
The graveside service will begin at 2 PM Monday, February 1, at Claquato Cemetery, 142 Stearns Road, Chehalis. A celebration of Harry’s life will immediately follow at Forest Grange, 3397 Jackson Hwy, Chehalis.