Charles "Junior" M. Smith Jr. 64, of Bedford, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. His family was at his side. He was born on June 20, 1948 to the late Charles Meredith Smith, Sr. and his wife Virginia Bell Garrett Smith, in Henry County Kentucky.
He is survived by his wife Sonya Marie Nation Smith; nine Children-Matt Smith of Bedford, Chris Smith of Bedford, Denise Smith Harmon of LaGrange, Nicholas Smith of Bedford, Nicole McCoy of Milton, Neal Smith of Bedford, Noah Smith of Bedford, Josh Edington of Lexington and Bethany Edington of Milton; three sisters-Mary Aldridge of Bedford, Mattie Riffe of Bedford and Mary Jane Sibley of Sulphur; 16 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Solie Smith, a sister Martha Horine and a nephew Jeff O'Neal.
A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Ransdell Funeral Home in Bedford. As per his wishes, cremation followed the funeral service.