Charlie Webb Smotherman
September 08, 1926 ‒ January 26, 2016
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Charlie Webb Smotherman, age 89, of Mount Gilead, passed away Tuesday afternoon, January 26, 2016 at Galion Pointe.
On September 8, 1926, Charlie was born in Goodrich, TN, the son of the late Calvin T. Smotherman and Sarah J. (Adkins) Ludrick. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Canton, OH.
A World War II Veteran, he proudly served his country in the United States Army.
On November 24, 1948, Charlie married Mary Louise Jordan. They shared 56 years together before she preceded him in death in 2005. On September 9, 2006, he married Mary F. “Betty” Long, who survives in Mount Gilead.
Charlie was a lifelong farmer and was also employed by H.P.M. for 43 years, from where he retired in 1990.
A man of strong faith, Charlie attended Fresh Faith Community Church. He loved to sing and listen to southern gospel music.
Charlie loved to golf and could always be found out at Pine Lakes in Mount Gilead with his nephew and golfing buddy, Forest “Butch” Miller. He enjoyed going south for the winter to Florida or Texas, more than likely to be able to continue to golf.
Charlie possessed a wonderful sense of humor and a true love for his family.
Charlie will be dearly missed by his two daughters: Jane (William) Burke of Mount Gilead, Karen (Gary) Otterbacher of Tampa, FL; his two sons: Charles (Shirley) Smotherman of Gonzales, TX, Steven (Scott) Smotherman of Nashville, TN; 9 grandchildren: Heather Lybarger of Mount Gilead, Larry (LeAnn) Burke of Delaware, Tina (Rick) Clemons of Bucyrus, Kerri Staggs of Tampa, FL, Terri (Jhonny) Calvay of Tampa, FL, Nick (Jessica) Otterbacher of Columbia, MO, Tina Carroll of Gonzales, TX, Tyler (Courtnie) Smotherman of Kingsport, TN, and Trey (Megan) Smotherman of Kingsport, TN; 19 great grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren; two step-sons, Barry (Jean) Long of Mount Gilead, Ron (Marilyn) Long of Florida; a step-daughter, Linda (Richard) Ewald of Iowa; numerous step grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and a special friend and caregiver, Rose Candel.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by three sisters: Esther, Retha, and Freda.
Charlie’s family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services to celebrate and honor his life will be held there at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016 with Pastor Mike Williams officiating. Military honors will be provided by the active duty U.S. Army, VFW Post 8054 and AmVets Post 87. Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Charlie’s honor may be made to Fresh Faith Community Church.
Charlie’s family would like to give a special “Thank You” to Galion Pointe and HomeCare Matters Hospice for the wonderful care they provided.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Charlie’s family, and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.