Charlie Smith

STANTON - Charlie Smith was born Oct. 1, 1935 to B.L. and Nora Smith in Courtney, and died Dec. 4, 2017. He married Lou Ann Lamb Nov. 24, 1956. She preceded him in death July 27, 1991. He then married Betty Jane Blake July 1, 1992. Their children include Betty and Ray McKim, Sherry and Lee Cook, Jerry and Tahita Holloway, Belynda Campbell, Don and Donna Blake, John Smith, Ray Blake and Jim and Valerie Smith. His grandchildren include Jeff and Sonja Leary, Jason and Mauri Hopper, Michael and Chandra Brooks, Tonia Brooks and fiancé Chris Baltzell, Alayna Smith and fiancé Jeromy Yager, Trent and Brandi Smith, Savanah and Josh Tunnell, Sean Smith, Jessica and Marcus Washington, Winston Holloway and fiancé Cathleen Cantrell, Dylan Cade, Andrew Blake, Jordan and Jeffery Kulaga, Megan and Brandon Taylor and Madison, Tyler Hinrichs, Macki and Emory McKim and Mallory McKim. He was also blessed with 18 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Glen Smith and wife Paula; and a sister, Rose Pritchett. He always enjoyed life to the fullest, whether it was work or play. He grew up working in the cotton fields and enjoyed hunting, shooting and family. He started the Martin County Super Shooters in 1977 and coached hundreds of kids in Martin County and other surrounding counties. He knew no boundaries when it came to spending time with kids. He loved telling stories, especially ones involving his family. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Martin County 4H, American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. A memorial service was Dec. 7, at the Martin County Community Center. A private family burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Arrangements were under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made www.npwelch.com

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