CHARLES HOLMAN SMITH Charles Holman Smith, 78, died peacefully on Thursday November 7, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. Charles was born in Greensboro, NC to the late Elizabeth Carter Strickland and Vance Lee Smith. Charles leaves the arms of his loving family, wonderful friends and neighbors into the arms of his savior Jesus Christ and to be with his loving wife of 55 years, Nancy Anne Noble Smith who preceded Charles by one month and one day. Charles graduated from Bessemer High School, Class of 1953 and earned an Electrical Engineering degree from NC State, Class of 1962 after serving as a Communications Officer in the Navy from 1953 to 1957. While in the Navy, Charles was stationed in Morocco and Bremerhaven, Germany. Charles worked for many years and in many states for Alcoa which brought him and his family to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1973. Charles retired from Los Alamos National Laboratories in 1993. Charles enjoyed time spent with the Santa Fe Amateur Radio Club, FRUPAC Amateur Radio Group, and Amateur Radio Relay League with his QSL "W5TZD." Charles and Nancy enjoyed their college and family reunions, and numerous Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association conferences throughout the nation. Charles is survived by his sister Mary and her husband Wyman Cockman, Greensboro, NC, sons Charles Holman Smith Jr. and his wife Michelle, Los Alamos and Richard Carter Smith and his wife Katherine, Auburn, AL and six grandchildren: Dustin, Clayton and Reese, Texas and Olivia, Andrea and Scott, Alabama. The Family would like to thank the numerous friends, neighbors and care givers who came to help during his battle with cancer. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to the local Cancer Centers in Charles' name. Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. and Services will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Berardinelli Family Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:15 a.m. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505 (505) 984-8600. Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com A Memorial Service will also be held in Charles' honor on November 17, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Southside Baptist Church, 1001 Greenhaven Drive, Greensboro, North Carolina, 27406, (336) 854-2140. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900