Charles Omar (C.O.) Smith (1942 - 2018)


Charles Omar (C.O.) Smith, 75, died March 25, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla.
He was born July 20, 1942, in Radford, to the late Sarah Elizabeth Rotenberry Smith and Clarence Oscar Smith of Hillsville.
Survivors include his wife, Geanavie Virginia Grace-Smith of the home; daughters, Carolyn Euband of Westfield, N.C., and Tammy Lawrence of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; son, Richy Smith of Mount Airy, N.C.; stepdaughters, Katherine Diaz of Tampa, Fla., and Heather Bennett of Tallahassee, Fla; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clarence and Deloris Smith of Radford and James and Bonnie Smith of Hillsville; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Connie Parnell of Bassett; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held June 15, 2018, at the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Tallahassee, Fla., with inurnment at Tallahassee National Cemetery.
Culley's Meadowwood Funeral Home, Florida, is serving the family.
Published in Galax Gazette from June 27 to June 28, 2018
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