William C. Smith

William C. Smith, 75

William Chauncey Smith of Poulsbo died Feb. 21, 2004. He was 75.

Smith was born April 28, 1928 to Chauncey Henry and Therzy Kim Smith in Seattle.

He graduated from Magnolia Grade School and Queen Anne High School in Seattle and later attended University of Washington. He served with distinction in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946-1948, where he attained the rank of Corporal.

Among his memberships and professional associations were: Chi Psi Fraternity, Washington Athletic Club, Bremerton Rotary, Poulsbo Yacht Club, Kitsap Golf and Country Club, Washington State and National New Car Dealers and Import Car Dealers Associations and Bremerton Chamber of Commerce.

Smith was a retail salesman and sales manager for several Seattle new and used car dealerships. Later, he became owner/operator of the following dealerships: Holiday Motors, Cadillac Lane, Chauncey’s Cars and the Car Circus in Seattle and Bill Smith Oldsmobile-Cadillac-Toyota-Volvo in Bremerton from 1966 until retiring in 1988. He was one of the original developers of the Bremerton Auto Center.

Over the years, he designed and built several luxury homes and commercial projects for fun and profit.

He was a lifelong yachtsman who enjoyed cruising the San Juan Islands, Canadian Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound and way-points with family and friends. Most recently, he owned the 45-foot Motorsailer “King of Hearts.” He also enjoyed years of traveling and camping around the United States in various motorhomes, golf, tennis, swimming, cycling, hiking, walking and exercising.

Smith is survived by his wife Peggy Smith; son Bill (Patty) Smith Jr. of Bellevue; daughters Carol (Jim Spore) Smith of Port Orchard and Kim (Jack) Dearth of Port Orchard; brother Terence Smith of Arlington; and four grandchildren.

Remembrances can be made to Hospice of Kitsap County, P.O. Box 3416, Silverdale, WA 98383 or to a charity of your choice. At his request, there will be no services.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kass Funeral Home, Bainbridge Island.