William "Boogie" Eddie Smith

July 21, 1935July 15, 2019

William Eddie Smith (Boogie), age 83, of Charlotte, NC died on Monday, July 15, 2019 at his home on Mountain Island Lake.

William “Boogie” Smith is survived by his wife, Charlotte “Josie” M. Smith of Mount Holly, NC; his daughter Lori S. Sinclair (David) of Denver, NC and his daughter Alison S. Mullis (Robert) of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren Andrew Sinclair (Kayla), Catherine Sinclair and Britton Mullis (Alida) and great grandson Wyatt Sinclair.

Mr. Smith was born on July 21, 1935 in Charlotte, to parents Edgar Taylor Smith and Claire Mae Kiker Smith. He graduated from University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC with a degree in Business Administration. After 25 years of service, he retired from the House of Seagrams.

William “Boogie” Smith was a great family man and a loving father. He married Charlotte Jo Mitchem in August 1956 and the couple had two daughters together.

Boogie was a social, active man who was deeply involved with the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas for the majority of his life. He enjoyed sports and family gatherings at their home on the lake.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11am on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Sharon Memorial Park located at 5716 Monroe Road in Charlotte. The family would like to thank everyone for their love and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Shriners Children’s Hospital of Greenville, SC, 950 W Faris Rd Greenville, SC 29605.


  • Shriners Children's Hospital of Greenville SC


  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 20, 2019


William "Boogie" Eddie Smith

have a memory or condolence to add?

Kendal Crawford

July 19, 2019

I was fortunate to get to spend the last several Thanksgivings with Josie and Boogie and the rest of the family because my family was out of town and I could not travel with them due to work. Boogie always welcomed me into his home with love and charm. He was the sweetest man and always loved sharing his stories and listening to mine. He was genuinely interested in my work and personal life. Even though he had never met my folks he would always ask how they were doing. I can’t say enough about him and what a kind, caring, and loving man he was. He always made me feel like I was just another one of “the kids” in the family and did that with everyone that ever came to his home. Boogie will be missed tremendously, but his legacy of kindness and love will always continue. We will miss you Mr Smith! ❤️