GETTYSBURG Charles Melvin Smith, 81, entered God's eternal care Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Transitions Healthcare, surrounded by his loving family. Charles was the loving husband of Margaret M (Spielman) Smith, to whom he was married 58 wonderful years. Mr. Smith was born September 4, 1931, in Gettysburg, the son of the late Clarence Harold and Ruth Hannah (Myers) Smith. Charles was blessed with a wonderful family and he loved spending as much time with them as he could. He was a lifelong truck driver and when he wasn't with his family he enjoyed small engine repair. Charles was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. In addition to his wife, Charles is survived by four children, son, Melvin W. Smith and his wife, Molly of Aspers, son, Robert D. Smith, Sr. and his wife, Kathy of New Oxford, daughter, Diana L. Coons of New Oxford, and daughter, Tammy M. Doty and her companion, Tom Verdier of Orrtanna; three sisters, Dora Fitzberger of New Oxford, Nancy Bowers of New Oxford, and Lorna Runk of New Oxford; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many other loving extended family members. He was preceded in death by his son, Charles E. Spielman; daughter, Juanita Lee Smith; and sister, Edith Lehigh. A service to celebrate the life of Charles will be held at 12 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Peters Funeral Home, 321 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, with Pastor Kenneth R.W. Reid officiating. A time to share memories with the family and an opportunity to view will be on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Gettysburg. Pallbearers will be Justin A. Verdier, Robert D. Smith, Jr., Gregory L. Smith, Jeremy A. Smith, Joshua A. Smith, Tyler J. Smith, Michael D. Spielman, and Kevin C. Spielman. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Melvin W. Smith and Robert D. Smith, Sr. To share memories of Charles Melvin Smith please visit www.petersfuneralhome.com
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Peters Funeral Home - Gettysburg
321 Carlisle Street Gettysburg, PA 17325
Published in Evening Sun on July 5, 2013