Charles Joseph Smith, Sr., 91, resident of 503 Marshall Ave. husband of Edith Rhodes Rook Smith died Wednesday Feb. 1, 2006 at the Hospice House of the Piedmont in Greenwood, SC.
Born in Abbeville, SC he was a son of the late Henry Smith and the late Blanche Smith Borders.
Mr. Smith was a retired conductor with the Seaboard Railroad in Abbeville, SC. Charles was also a former member of the Abbeville Fire Dept. He was a mason and a member of the Clinton Lodge # 3 AFM with York and Scottish Rites. He was also a shriner and a member of the Hejaz Shrine Temple in Greenville , SC for 55 years. He was also an active member of Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all.
survivors are: His wife of the home, 2 sons Charles Joseph Smith., Jr. and his wife Carol of Greenwood, SC, George Henry Smith and his wife Dickie Edwards of Surfside Beach, SC, 4 grandchildren Hope Mason, Wendy Blythe, Travis Smith and George Henry Smith, Jr.
He was twice married first to the late Isabelle Campbell Smith.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Kimberley O'Hara.
Services will be conducted Friday Feb. 3, 2006 at 11:00 AM at the Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with the Rev. Webster Curry officiating. Entombment will be at the Greenwood Mausoleum in Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Greenwood, SC.
The family is at the home 503 Marshall Ave. Abbeville, SC.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander St. Greenwood, SC 29646 or to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children 950 West Faris Rd. Greenville, SC 29605.