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

  • R.i.p Charlie I’m sorry to the family for your loss he was such a sweet guy and will be truly missed

  • RIP my friend Charlie who I always call Charlie Brown. Your smiles and sense of humors will be missed. I know you always touch all of our heart’s and will always be in are hearts. Sorry for the loss. We were all just happy to get to know him.

  • So sorty for your loss..the family is in our thoughts & prayers..if you need anything please let us know

  • So sorry for your loss..the family is in our thoughts & prayers..if you need anything please let us know

  • Jane and family,
    We are saddened to hear of the loss of your father.
    We pray for God to give you comfort when you feel lonely and strength when you feel weak. May you feel God’s loving arms surrounding you and upholding you in the days and weeks ahead.
    Sending our love, hugs and prayers to you and all the family.

  • What a beautiful soul..Charlie will always be remembered by the staff of Galion Pointe.It has been an honor to care for Charlie and get to know his loving family.May he RIP.

  • Thinking of you Jane during this heartbreaking time. I pray for God to comfort all the family. I didn’t know Charlie, but you are a fine reflection of the man he must have been. Love you, Sharon

  • Thoughts and prayers are with all the family. When our loved ones become memories our memories become treasures. Hold your treasures tight.

  • Karen, Jane, Chuck, Steve and families,
    I regret that I will be unable to join you as you celebrate your Dad’s life. I will remember him as a man guided by his faith, was quick to serve others and used his constant smile and dash of humor to make all feel welcome. No doubt, his greatest pride was his family, to whom he leaves a great legacy.

  • To the loved ones of Charlie,
    What a giant of a man. The words “faithful” and “true” exemplify what Charlie was all about, to his Lord and Savior, to his first wife Mary, to his second wife Betty, to his children, grandchildren, siblings, friends. We loved him with love given by Christ Jesus. As one who was blessed to pastor Charlie for part of his journey, I can attest that he was a great layman who never spoke ill of any person, always endeavoring to remember that he, too, was a sinner saved by grace. We will miss him but we will see him again!
    In His awesome grip,
    Pastor TJ & Gloria McNew

  • Charlie was such a great guy and a joy to be around. Already miss seeing him in the hallways at Galion Pointe. Never met anyone that like ginger snaps as much as he did!
    Many thoughts and prayers going out to the Smothering family during this time

  • Charlie was a sweet man, always a smile. The love he had for his family, and we new ones when he married my Aunt Betty, was a blessing. He will be missed. Thanks, Charlie, for being a bright spot in the lives you touched.

  • Charlie was a great guy to be around..I miss seeing him in the halls at Galion Pointe..I am sorry for your loss.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. The family has lost a kind and caring man. May you find peace and comfort in knowing he is at peace with the Lord.

  • Uncle Web will be definitely missed. I remember visiting with grandma and I always enjoyed his humor and listening to the great stories he had to tell. My prayers are with the family and such a great loss.

  • We haven’t spoken to Charlie for quite some time, but he was always a kind and generous man, and the world is a little less without him. You have our deepest sympathy.
    Pete and Diane Mills and family

  • Jane and family of Charlie my deepest sympathy. To lose a love one is such a tragedy, but to know he was a child of Christ is such a blessing. We will see Charlie again in our heavenly home. For now we will keep his loving smile and gentle ways in our hearts. Jane my lovely friend you are always in my prayers and thoughts. May God give ya’ll the strength to get through this tough time.

  • We were sorry to hear of your loss….it’s always hard to loss a dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your famil.

  • My dearest Poppy was a bright light in my life. His smile, sense of humor and truthfulness was overwhelmingly contagious to make you want to be a ‘lil’ bit better! His joy of listening to ‘The Gaithers’ brought out a song or two from his soul! He truly was a ‘man of his word’ which I could be certain that he had your back. His undying love for his family was so evidently shown. And his love for his ginger snaps and coffee meant one more thing that he offered you to enjoy with him! Then there is his ‘Jane’ who truly was like her daddy in truthfulness and faith! My dearest Sissie’ I know that Poppy has wings now and therefore one more ‘Angel on your shoulder’ to watch over you always as your mommie has. A person cannot find anyone finer than Poppy (Charlie)Smotherman. I truly am blessed when he chose my mother “Betty” to marry! I could go on and on about this special man, in fact I could not ever find one ‘itty bitty” wrong thing about him. Poppy I love you dearly and truly blessed for our chats. Hope to see you some day! Your loving ‘Betty’s daughter from Iowa”.. Proud to be your step-daughter. .XOXO