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Charles Smith Jr.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The family of Charles Smith Jr., 60, Mace, lost their dearly beloved son, brother, uncle and friend Junior on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. The angels took him home to be with the Lord after a hard-fought battle with brain cancer.

He owned and operated the Lil Arrow shop for 35 years located in Mace. He was also a dealer for Precision Shooting Equipment (PSE). At one time, he was employed by Glen and Edna Deckard.

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He retired from Raybestos after 40 years in September 2012 due to his illness.

He was a 1972 graduate of Southmont High School.

He is survived by his parents, Charles and Barbara Smith of Mace; sisters Sharon and Shari (Brian) Sillery of Parkersburg, Jeanette (Michael) Newlin of Crawfordsville; and a brother, Roy (Cindy) Smith of New Market.

He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, his best friend and nephew Anthony (Rhonda) Smith of Crawfordsville, Brandy (Jeremy) Bennett of Crawfordsville, Christin Fisher of Parkersburg, Jennifer (Matthew) McGaughey or Roachdale, Adam (Robin) Smith of Crawfordsville; great-nephew Cody Smith; great-nieces Brie, Ashley and Chelsey Smith; great-great-nephew Owen Bennett of Crawfordsville, and great-great niece Karley Fisher of Parkersburg.

He was blessed with dear friends Larry (Shonda) Walker and family, and Larry Mason and family.

He was a member of several clubs, the NRA, United Steel Workers, Safari, Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Crawfordsville Gun Club and the Wabash Club.

He also assisted teaching and judging archery for the boys and girls in 4-H.

He was a member of Pilgrim Chapel Church located on Green Street in Crawfordsville and pastored by Rev. Call who first taught him archery. He was the Sunday school teacher, secretary and treasurer for many years at the church, now known as Sonlight Wesleyan Church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Hunt and Son Funeral Home, Crawfordsville, with Revs. Keith Jones and Dennis Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Mace Cemetery.

Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.