Carl “Smitty” Smith, 84

Carl E. Smith, 84, husband of the late Kathy L. (Beekley) Smith, passed away peacefully at his home in Pottstown on Monday, October 4, 2021.

Born in Colebrookdale on December 13, 1936, he was the son of the late Wayne N. Smith and Ethel M. (Shankweiler) Smith. Carl spent his youth working on the Specht Farm in Boyertown and graduated from Boyertown High School in 1954 where he played football and was the Vice President of the F.F.A. He worked at Doehler-Jarvis for 36 years as a logistics manager.

Carl was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was part owner of the Porcupine Lodge in Potter County and also part owner of Kipp’s Run Fishing Club in Danville. He was also a member of various sportsman’s clubs over the years and was a devoted Phillies and Eagles fan.

Carl left this Earth just as he lived; he wrote his own rules, and he paved his own way. And if you said he couldn’t do it, he would make sure he could. More than anything, Carl loved spending time with his family and friends. He was known for his quick sense of humor, countless jokes, and endless storytelling, as well as his ability to never be on cue with putting his hands in the air during the song “Shout”.

Surviving is his beloved dog Ocho; son Carl J. Smith, partner of Kim Bartman; daughter Mandi L. Knowles, wife of Daniel; brothers Ronald Smith and Dennis Smith; sister Marlene Harp; sister-in-law and recent caretaker Karen Miller, wife of David; grandchildren Stephanie Smith, Carl J. Smith Jr., Casey Smith-Heatley, Brayden Knowles, and Brynlie Knowles; great grandchildren Hunter J. Smith and Remi Heatley; and a host of loving in-laws, nieces and nephews, cousins and longtime friends. He is predeceased by his sisters Rosalie G. Wade and Nancy Filbert.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home (711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, PA 19464) with Pastor Scott Staub officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park Mausoleum. A visitation will also be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 9:00-10:00am at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catch a Dream Foundation ( or to Cast for Kids Foundation in Carl’s name.

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Our most heartfelt sympathies to the Smith family!!! Keeping you in prayer!!! Rick and Sylvia Ehling

~ Sylvia
10/23/2021 3:20:40 PM