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Saturday, July 24, 2021
Charles "Chuck" Smith remembrance
Charles “Chuck” Edward Smith, Jr., age 65, of 100 Williams Valley Court, Madison, TN, departed this life on July 3, 2021, at the Skyline Medical Center.
Charles was born the second child to the union of Charles “Joe” and Dorothy Smith, December 14, 1955, in Kingsport. TN.
After graduating from Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport, TN, he attended Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN, and East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. He worked in the construction industry for several years before starting his own company, Charles Smith Construction, LLC.
He was a member of Faith Is The Victory Church, served as an usher, and sung special music with his wife, Sonya Smith.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents Charles “Joe” Smith and Dorothy Smith, and a brother, Paul “Pete” Crockett, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sonya Smith; two sons, Dino Bradley, of Johnson City, TN and AJay (Mia) Greene, of Atlanta, GA; three daughters, Alexis Yates, of Kingsport, TN, Meiosha Greene, of Jacksonville, FL, as well as a special adopted daughter, Dyamond (Jonathan) Tucker, of Nashville, TN, all of whom he loved dearly; three sisters, Pauletta Sensabaugh, of Kingsport, TN, Kay (Lou) Perkins, of Manassas, VA, and Yolanda Smith, of Knoxville, TN; and two brothers, Rodney (Roma-Mashburn) Gambrell, of Kingsport, TN and Garland Riley; six grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, an uncle, cousins, and extended relatives and friends.
Charles was a very devoted husband, father, and brother who will be sadly missed by many but never, ever forgotten.
A celebration of life service will be conducted Saturday July 24, 2021 at 3:00pm at Central Baptist Church 301 Carver St. Kingsport TN. The family will receive friends from 2:00pm until the hour of service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.clarkfc.com or www.facebook.com/clarkfuneralservice
Professional service and care of Mr. Charles “Chuck” Smith Jr. and family are entrusted to Clark Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service Inc. (423) 245-4971.