Charlie F. Smith

March 28, 1931September 7, 2022
Obituary of Charlie F. Smith
Charlie Franklin Smith, 91, died September 7, 2022. He was born March 28, 1931, to Sam Crews and Maude Ethridge Smith, in Childress, TX. He was proud of his service as a medic in the USAF medical corps reaching the rank of SSgt. After his military discharge, he worked as an industrial medical technician for Caterpiller. Blindness finally forced his retirement and he became active in the Blinded Veterans Association, the American Council of the Blind and served as a volunteer at the VA Hospital. Charlie had one true love in his life. Family objections prevented their marriage and neither ever married. They remained close and Charlie often visited her until her death several years ago. Having never married, nor having any children of his own, Charlie created a family from those around him that loved him. Family and friends mourn him now. Charlie will be laid to rest at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, CO. Donations can be made to the Blinded Veterans Association.

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