Ball & Dodd Funeral Home

5100 West Wellesley Ave, Spokane, WA


Charles Hampton Semtner

December 22, 1936March 15, 2020

Charles Hampton Semtner 12/22/36 - 03/15/20

Charles Semtner went to be with the Lord on 03/15/20 in his home in Clayton, WA surrounded by his significant other Sharon Olsen, his numerous loved ones and friends. Charles was born in BonTerre Missouri to Cora & Frank Semtner. He was the youngest of five children and preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Ted, and Lowell. He has 2 surviving siblings Gloria Korth and Dolores Laird. Charles had four children Julie Englishman, Justin Semtner, Gayla Krok, and Doyal Semtner. He has two step-children Renee Grandinetti and Kristen Vitale as well as, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Charles as a younger man served our country in the United States Army from 1958-1960. He was honorably discharged and went on to earn a Bachelors Degree in Business Education at Idaho State University. He also earned an Electrical Degree all while working and raising a family. He spent time working in the lumber industry, logging, being a hunting guide and over the years he also worked in education and service industries. His true passion was the Outdoors so basically any job he could still go hunting he did. He loved hunting, fishing, and being with family. He was especially lucky and loved to enter any kind of contest or drawing. He loved the Lord and was a loyal servant serving God in all phases of his life. He loved writing and telling his stories about God, family and hunting. He penned a book on religion and wrote many short stories.

Through the years he and Sharon enjoined Country Swing Dancing, picking huckleberries, time at Deer Lake, hunting and fishing or just having coffee. He touched more lives than he knows and will be greatly missed.

A private service will be held and a Celebration of Life will occur at a later date.


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Charles Hampton Semtner

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