Charles E. Smith

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Charles Edward Smith, 79, of Mount Airy, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Frederick Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

Born Nov. 21, 1933, in Howard County, he was the son of the late Wilbur D. and Grace Selby Smith. He was the husband of the late Patsy Smith.

He attended Lisbon School in Lisbon. He was a farmer all his life with his father and was an avid toy collector of John Deere toys and replica of many items, plus large signs of advertisements. He traveled to many auctions and always came home with everything he wanted. He collected more than 100 John Deere children's pedal tractors and all sizes of toy tractors and toy equipment.

He owned his own butchering business and processed many deer for customers. He sponsored the Sykesville Little League in 1986 and 1987. He received a five-year recognition of dedication service from Wally's Iron Works Inc. in 2006, and a certificate of service in appreciation of 10 years of faithful service to the University of Maryland in July 1988.

Surviving are brothers Crawford Smith and wife Rosemary, of Greeneville, Tenn., and Robert Smith and wife Shirley of Mount Airy;  sister Margaret Duntley and husband Clifford, of Owosso, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Joan Smith, of Sykesville; nieces and nephews; and a friend, Floyd Driver.

He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Belle Holt; and a brother, Selby Smith.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 E. Ridgeville Blvd., Mount Airy.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Wallace Lusk officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Park in Sykesville.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County, 8556 David Road, Columbia, MD 21045.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Feb. 27, 2013
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