Charles T. Smith, 79, of 47 Hazeltine Hollow Rd., Youngsville, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012 at his residence.
Charlie was born November 6, 1933 in Youngsville, a son of the late Charles E. and Genevieve (Travis) Smith. He was a graduate of Sugar Grove High School, where he excelled at basketball. He went on to work at Falconer Plate Glass as a plant manager, retiring from there in 1989. Charlie was a member of the Youngsville American Legion Post #658, and a former member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and many other sports. What he enjoyed most were the family gatherings at his house surrounded by his grand children and greatgrand children in his "Rec Room". Charlie will be missed by all that knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Rose (Zampogna) Smith, whom he married July 6, 1951 in Luray, Va., his children; Linda (George) Alspaugh, of Russell, Sherry (Bob) Hagberg of Sugar Grove, Larry Smith of Youngsville, and Karen (Rich) Gorton of Warren, 2 sisters; Ruth (Rodger) Reynolds of Youngsville and Ora Orinko of Warren, a longtime friend of the family, John "Sterge" Blake, Grandchildren; Renee (Tracey) Staples, Eric (Lisa) Hagberg, Jody Hagberg, Amy Abbey, LeeAnn Henry, Kelly Abbey, Pete (Heather) Alspaugh, Jo Alspaugh, Carly Smith and Travis Smith, 14 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Norma Smith, Bernice Smith, Carol Seybert and Gennette Smith, and a brother Joe Smith.
Friends and family will be received on Wednesday for 1 hour prior to a memorial service that will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 N. Main St. in Youngsville. The Rev. Brian Haight, pastor of the Mission Covenant Church in Sugar Grove will officiate. Burial will be in the Mission Covenant Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Warren Co., or to the Warren Cancer Center, both at 2 Crescent Park, Warren, Pa. 16365. Condolences to the family may be made at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.