Charles Edward Smith
Charles Edward Smith passed away April 6, 2021 at Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center in Wilmington, NC. Charles was born in Wilmington, NC on April 8, 1930. He was the son of the late James Blanco Smith, Sr. and Annie Mae Shepard Smith. He was preceded in death by a brother, James B. Smith, Jr. , a sister Clara Kaylor, and his wife, Betty Freeman Smith.
Charles served as an Army Ranger, paratrooper, and medic in the Korean War. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, as a choir member and was involved in many church activities . Charles retired from Southern Bell Telephone Co. as a supervisor. He was a member of the American Legion Post 10, where he was a former Commander. Charles loved to fish, go out in his boat, and was the best cook ever! Surviving are a son, Charles Edward Smith, Jr. (Maureen), a daughter, Vicki Smith Hayes (Bob), a grandson Patrick Brown, a brother David L. Smith (Faye), a sister Doris Holland, nieces and nephews, and others he considered family.
Memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 16 N. 16th Street on Sunday, April 18 at 2pm. A private burial will follow in the Bellamy Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church or Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center.
Published in Wilmington Star-News from Apr. 13 to Apr. 15, 2021.