Charles R. Smith, Jr.
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October 19, 1952 to November 6. 2012
We lost our Dearly Beloved Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend Junior; the angels took him home to be with the Lord, after a hard fought battle with brain cancer. He owned and operated the Lil Arrow shop for 35 years located in Mace, he was also a dealer for PSE (Precision Shooting Equipment), he was at one time employed by Glen and Edna Deckard. He retired from Raybestos after forty years in September of 2012 due to his illness. He was a graduate of South Montgomery High School, 1972. He is survived by his parents, Charles and Barbara Smith of Mace, sisters, Sharon, Shari (Brian) Sillery of Parkersburg, Jeanette (Michael) Newlin of Crawfordsville, a brother, Roy (Cindy) Smith of New Market. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, his best friend and nephew, Anthony (Rhonda) Smith of Crawfordsville, Brandy (Jeremy) Bennett of Crawfordsville, Christin Fisher of Parkersburg, Jennifer (Matthew) McGaughey of Roachdale, Adam (Robin) Smith of Crawfordsville, great-nephew, Cody Smith, great-nieces, Brie, Ashley and Chelsey Smith, great-great nephew, Owen Bennett of Crawfordsville and great-great-niece Karley Fisher of Parkersburg. He was blessed with dear friends, Larry (Shonda) Walker and family, Larry Mason and family. He was a member of several clubs, the NRA, United Steel Workers, Safari, Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Crawfordsville Gun Club and the Wabash Club. He also assisted teaching and judging archery for the Boy and Girls 4-H. He was a member of Pilgrim Chapel Church located on Green Street in Crawfordsville and pastored by Reverend Call who first taught him archery. He was the Sunday school teacher, secretary and treasurer for many years at the church which is now known as Sonlight Wesleyan Church.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 Saturday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home with Revs. Keith Jones and Dennis Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Mace Cemetery. Friends may call 2:00-8:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.
Published in the Journal & Courier from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2012