SMITH, CHARLES E. (CHUCK) JR. - age 51, of South Knoxville, passed away in his wife's arms Thursday, July 26, 2012. It would have been his Dad's 89th birthday.
Chuck was an OTR truck driver for 241/2 years. He received many awards throughout the years, for safe driving, service awards, top driver, and recently, top achiever. Chuck was a devoted husband, dad, papaw, and friend. He is preceded in death by his dad, Charles E. Smith, Sr.; mom, Vivian A. Smith; and brother, James Smith.
He is survived by his loving wife, Teresa Smith; his sons and daughter-in-laws, David and Kellye Smith, Todd and Sandy Smith; son and fiancée, Craig Smith and Courtney Conner; grandsons, Ryan and Logan Smith; step-grandkids, Heather Ramsey, Kayla and Brady Hatcher; sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Lonnie Thomas; special mother-in-law, Helen Byrge; and his beloved German Shepherd, Kenche
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday at Stevens Mortuary. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Reverend Bill Small officiating.
The family and friends will meet 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Beech Springs Cemetery in Kodak for a graveside service and interment at 2:00 p.m. Pallbearers: Rick Byrge, David Headrick, Blake Headrick, Jason Thomas, Jimmy Fritz, and Mark Kline.
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