Charles Clifford Smith

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Charles Clifford Smith died Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at his home following an extended illness.

A resident of Woodbury, he was a native of Cannon Co.

A member of the Leoni Church of Christ, He  was employed by NC and Saint L Railroad, L & N Railroad and retired as Road Master with CSX Railroad after 33 years of service.  He also ran Smith’s Automotive Business from 1981 – 2008.  A veteran of the Army, Mr. Smith served in South Korea.

In Dec. 1952, he was selected by the Army to return to the United States to march for the purpose of attending President Elect, David D. Eisenhower’s Inauguration as his Honor Guard during the swearing into office of President of the United States.


Wife of 41 1/2 years: Katie Muncy Smith of Woodbury

Children:  Gail & Charles Markum, Cindy & Mark Barker, Kerry & Jennie Smith and Kory Smith all of Woodbury;  Kevin & Beth Smith of Jacksonville, FL.

Step Children:  Dee Dee & Ronnie Cope of Springfield, Marshall & Donna Williams of Woodbury
He is also survived by 10 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Dorsey Smith & Minnie Collins Smith; 6 brothers and 1 Sister.

Funeral service will be held at the Leoni Church of Christ at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 24 with Bro. Daniel Hayes officiating.

Burial will be in Leoni Cemetery.

Visitation is from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2011.

Pallbearers:  David George, Perry Campbell, Ronnie Hall, Robert Pitts, Hal Champion, Brian Pitts, Harry Lee Barnes.

For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to the Leoni Cmt or Leoni Church of Christ Educational Fund.
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December 24, 2011 at 9:51pm
I just now saw where Charles had died. I am so sorry to hear that, He and I have had a good relationship since I came to Cannon County in 1982. Everytime I saw him somewhere he made me feel like somebody special. I did not realize that Gail and Cindy were his daughters, but I knew his sons. Mrs. Smith I am praying for you and your family, he was a good man.
Bob Stoetzel
December 25, 2011 at 5:19pm
Dear Gail, we are so sorry to hear about the death of your father. Please know we are thinking of you at this time and the girls also have you in their prayers. Love to your family, Sharan and Gary Loux and Mandy, Amy, Erin and Megan Loux
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