March 27, 1940 –Mach 23, 2012
Charles E. “Tater” Smith, age 71 of 102 Cann Street, Iva, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 23, 2012. He was surrounded by his loving family, and especially his devoted wife of 55 years, Joann Bostic Smith. Born in Anderson on March 27, 1940, he was the son of Annie Burton Smith and the late Elmer Joseph Smith.
Charles retired from Orr Mill after 42years of service as a Loom Fixer. He was an active and devoted lifelong member of Rocky River Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, Joann Bostic Smith of the home, Charles is survived by his mother, Annie Burton Smith of Iva; 3 sons, Ronnie Smith (Lori) of Pickens, SC, Scotty Smith (Clorissa) of Anderson, and Russell Smith (Heather) of Iva; 2 daughters, Sharon Harvley (Mark) and Tammy Boggs (Donnie), both of Iva; 3 brothers, James Smith (Carol) of Iva, Lawrence Smith (Janice) of Fort Smith, AK, and Duane Smith (Cornelia) of Greenwood, SC; 2 sisters, Sandra Watt and Carol Martin (Joe), both of Iva. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
A service celebrating the life of Charles will be held Monday, March 26, 2012 at 4 PM at the Rocky River Baptist Church in Iva, with Rev. Steven Payne and Rev. Don Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Rocky River Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Church on Monday from 2 PM until 3:30 PM. The family will be at the home of Russell and Heather Smith, 624 Project Road, Iva, SC.
Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Smith may be made to the Rocky River Baptist Church, 3234 Lake Secession Road, Iva, SC 29655.
A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com.