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.