Charles Edward Smith
June 1, 1935 – February 14, 2023
Charles Edward Smith, 87, of Harwood passed away February 14, 2023. He was born June 1, 1935 in the Panama Canal Zone to David Samuel and Mildred (Cotton) Smith. Charles grew up in the Panama Canal Zone and graduated from Cristobal High School. Following high school he attended East Carolina University where he met Phyllis Jean Stocks. He and Phyllis married in August of 1956, and they lived in District Heights until moving to Harwood in 1964 after Charles accepted a position at Southern High School. Charles worked as a woodshop teacher at Southern High School for 30 years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of Edgewater Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and later became a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Charles was a very hardworking man. He loved working outside, shoveling dirt, mowing grass, and taking care of the farm. He also enjoyed woodworking, model trains, and spending winters with Phyllis at their home in Ft. Myers, FL.
Charles was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis in June of 2022. He is survived by his son Dana Smith and his wife Joanne of Harwood and daughter Dianna Keith and her husband David of Tallahassee, FL and grandchildren Wes Fisher of Tallahassee, FL, Tina Smith of Clinton, TN, and Laura Beall and her husband Tom of Shady Side.
Friday, February 24, 2023