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Charles Edward "Charlie" Smith

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Charles Edward "Charlie" Smith Obituary
CHARLES EDWARD SMITH "Charlie" Age 78, of Riverside, California, died Saturday, September 28, 2013. He was a retired US Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer proudly serving for twenty years. After retiring from the US Navy, Charlie worked for Economics Laboratory for several years as the Western Region Service Manager for the Commercial Laundry Division, and later was a self employed business owner. Charlie was a devoted husband and father. He always was quick witted and had a story to tell. He loved his time serving his country and meeting other service personnel that remained lasting friends throughout his life. He never met a stranger and was always lending a helping hand to family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Wreatha Smith, and brother Fred Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Mildred Smith. He leaves behind four sons Kent Smith (Phyllis) of Dickson, TN, Darrell Smith (Melody) of Bartlett, TN, Farrell Smith (Cheryl) of Atwater, CA and Kurt Smith (Kelly) of Riverside, CA. eleven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and sister Jeannine Gould. Services will be Friday, October 11, 2013 at 1:15 PM at Riverside National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Disabled Veterans National Foundation.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 6, 2013
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