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Charles Eugene Smith

October 31, 1924 December 28, 2018
Charles Eugene Smith
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On Dec. 28, 2018, Charles Eugene Smith, 94, went home to be with the Lord. He was born Oct. 31, 1924, to Bessie Jessie Smith and Ulysses Robert Smith in Toms Creek, Wise County, VA. He worked for The Holston Defense Plant in Kingsport, Tenn., and served in the Army Airforce, stationed in San Antonio, Texas in the late 1940’s. He married the love of his life, Stella Shaffer Smith, on Dec. 28, 1948. Soon after their marriage, they moved to Oak Ridge, Tenn., where he worked at both ORNL, X10 and K-25. He was a welder and then a welding supervisor at ORNL until his retirement in the 1980’s. Their family church is Oak Ridge Baptist Church, where they were charter members. He is preceded in death by his parents; Aunt Mary Beverly (who raised him); wife Stella; daughter Pamela Parsley and her husband Mike Parsley; and his brothers, Bill Smith and Bobby Stallard. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Jane Simcox, and her husband, Troy Simcox; grandson Jason Simcox; grandson, Matthew Parsley; and one sister-in-law, Pauline Shipley; along with nieces and nephews. The Smiths were lifelong friends and neighbors with the Fosters on East Drive.
Charles was a loving husband to his beautiful wife Stella and a great father and grandfather! He loved fishing, football games and gardening. He will be missed so much, but is celebrating in heaven with his loved ones now. Special thanks to everyone at Ben Atchley Veterans Home in Knoxville, Tenn., who took exceptional care of him this last year and everyone who took the time to visit him. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Association in their memory. Stella suffered from dementia. Charles will be cremated and a memorial service will be held for both he and his wife on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 1451 Bethel Valley Road, Oak Ridge, Tenn. An online guestbook can be signed at

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Memorial Service




1:00 PM 1/5/2019 1:00:00 PM
Oak Ridge Baptist Church

1451 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Oak Ridge Baptist Church
1451 Bethel Valley Road Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

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Alzheimers TN

PO Box 10088
Knoxville, TN 37939-9910

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