Charles “Charlie” Joseph Smith, 73, of Spavinaw, passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021 in Pryor. He was born on January 12, 1948 in Clarksville, Tennessee; the son of Charles Cleo and Peggy (Bailey) Smith. Charlie faithfully served in the United States Navy for 23 years. He married the love of his life, Sherlite, on June 13, 1969 in Sheffield, Alabama and have celebrated 52 years of marriage. Charlie loved to tinker with things, whether it be in his garden, woodworking, or working puzzles, he always enjoyed staying busy with his hobbies. Charlie never met a stranger and enjoyed visiting with those around him. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who leaves behind many memories for his family to remember.
Visitation Services will be held from 6:00 p.m., until 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 31, 2021 in the Shipman’s Funeral Home Chapel with military honors being presented. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Sherlite Smith of the home; son, Brian Smith and wife Lisa of Utica, Ohio; daughter, Heather Jones and husband Brent of Spavinaw, Oklahoma; 3 grandchildren, Alex Steward, Jessie Jones, and Aden Jones; 1 great grandchild, Dustin Steward; brothers, Bobby Smith of Galena, Ohio, Barry Smith and wife Patricia of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, Michael Smith of Geneva, Florida, Ronald Smith and wife Tami of Geneva, Florida, Jeffrey Smith and wife Debra of Melburn, Kansas, Darrel Smith and wife, Teresa of Eustis, Florida, Carl Smith and wife Tish of Centerburg, Ohio, and Allen Smith and wife Cheri of Gahanna, Ohio; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by Craig Smith, Virginia Smith, Lawrence Smith, Charles Smith, Donna Smith, George Smith, Roger Smith, Terry Smith, Peggy Smith.