OBITUARY

Charles Samuel Smith Jr.

October 15, 1951April 12, 2019
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Charles Samuel Smith, Jr., 67, of Clarksville, went to be in the hands of his Lord on Friday, April 12, 2019. He was a loving person that loved his wife & his family, loved life, and loved to laugh. Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 16th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Webb & Rev. Lynn Tyson officiating. Graveside services with Rev. Stacy Cunningham officiating will follow in Knights of Honor Cemetery in Blossom. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Charles, the son of Charles Samuel Smith, Sr. & Maudie Mae Montgomery Smith, was born Oct. 15, 1951, in New Boston. On June 8, 1973, he married Brenda Thompson, building forty-five years of memories. They lived all their married life in Clarksville.

Charles was a skilled welder for thirty-five years at Phillips, while still hauling hay and operating a portable welding business on the side. It was while still working at Phillips that he opened A1 Tire Store in Clarksville. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Charles loved the outdoors, camping, and riding his motorcycle. He had a love of cars, trucks, and enjoyed buying and selling anything. He assisted the police department by opening locked cars and on several occasions Charles saved the lives of unattended children by opening locked car doors.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Samuel Smith, Sr., his mother, Maudie Smith de la Cuesta, a brother, Davey Earl Smith, and two brothers-in-law, Roger Thompson and Larry Miller.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Thompson Smith, four sisters; Darlene Ray & husband James of Sumner, Janice Bowden & husband Roy of Blossom, Ginger Melton & husband Roger of Nacogdoches and Linda Ross & husband Steven of Blossom, two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Miller and Charlotte Cunningham & husband Rorry, a brother-in-law, Eddie Thompson along with many nieces & nephews, great nieces & nephews, great great nieces & nephews and a host of friends.

With his outgoing personality, he has touched the lives of many, many people and will definitely not be forgotten and will be forever loved.

Casket bearers will be: Tony Bowden, Jamie Ray, Monty Melton, Brent Brown, Bryce Cunningham, Jordan Cunningham, David Barnes and Chase Lewis. Honorary bearers will be: Martin Wheeler, Micah Morton, Mike Nunez, Roy Bowden, James Ray, Roger Melton, Steven Ross & Rorry Cunningham.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jamie Ray
  • Tony Bowden
  • Monty Melton
  • Brent Brown
  • Bryce Cunningham
  • Jordan Cunningham
  • David Barnes
  • Chase Lewis
  • Martin Wheeler, Honorary Bearer
  • Micah Morton, Honorary Bearer
  • Mike Nunez, Honorary Bearer
  • Roy Bowden, Honorary Bearer
  • Roger Melton, Honorary Bearer
  • James Ray, Honorary Bearer
  • Steven Ross, Honorary Bearer
  • Rorry Cunningham, Honorary Bearer

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Interment Tuesday, April 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

Charles Samuel Smith Jr.

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Mark Whitehouse

April 15, 2019

Charles was one of the good guys. Always ready to help someone out. We will miss him.

David Verdecanna

April 15, 2019

One of the all time greatest men who ever lived. I met this cool tall drink of water on my way travailing through to see my mothers in Annona on my way to Alabama. He tried to convince my young self at the time to buy a set of tires that would make it to Alabama, I didn't. A year later when I moved back to the area, he seen me in a convince store (and remembered me), "did you make it to Alabama" he asked. "No I replied made it to Texarkana, before buying those tires" . That was the beginning of a special relationship with Charles and Brenda that has lasted for years. Down on my luck once he gave me a job, that lasted quite awhile, and built our relationship even stronger. Only 15 years older than I and I loved him as a father and Brenda as a mother. So many memories. Even got a call when I was in Ft. Lauderdale Fl. "Where is this address of yours he asked" He showed up unannounced because he brought me a new A-1 Tire cap, " I figured yours was do for replacing" he commented. I've shed a many a tear this morning , out of my own selfishness. Because I know my dear friend and adopted father is in heaven now. Of all the years I've had memories of him, not one bad one. I'm so going to miss you my friend, thank you for all the love and memories you and Brenda have left me with. My condolences to the family, and all my love to Brenda Smith aka My other Mom.

Bill and Fawna Boggs

April 14, 2019

Charles and Brenda were some of our first friends after moving to Clarksville 40 years ago. Charles was an awesome welder, employee and friend to PI and us. Always friendly and knew everyone!!! Condolences to Brenda and his family.

Joe Don & edna mangum

April 14, 2019

Charles will be missed by many ,he has gone out of his way to help us many times,. we knew if we had car trouble in east Texas Charles, would be there to help.
RIP my friend

Joe Helen Barton

April 14, 2019

Charles n Brenda were our good friends when Johnny n I lived in Clarksville. As time went on so did our lives. Johnny n I were in Clarksville visiting many yrs ago n our small car would not crank, Johnny remembered Charles had a shop n in no time here came our hero to help us. Good friends are hard to come by. Rest in Peace Charles, Lord I pray for you to uplift Brenda at this time. Amen

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