Charles Smith (Veteran)

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Charles E. Smith, 82, of Jefferson City, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at Oak Tree Villas.
He was born November 17, 1927, in Jefferson City, a son of William W. and Pauline L. Heinrichs Smith. He was a 1945 graduate of Jefferson City High School. He served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1947, attaining the rank of Corporal. Charley was a Realtor, owning and operating Smith Realty for over 40 years until 1992. He then became a sales representative for U.S.R.V. Center, a division of U.S. Rents It. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he sang in the choir for many years. He was a past president of Rotary Club and the Jefferson City Real Estate Board, and served on the boards of Memorial Hospital and the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce. In his spare time, Charley enjoyed traveling in his RVs for many years. He is survived by one son: Charles E. Smith Jr., of San Diego, California; one daughter: Linda Larimore of Norfolk, Virginia; his ex-wife and close friend: Peggy L. Smith of Jefferson City; four grandchildren: Adrienne Smith, Ashley Smith, Zayden Smith-Allemann, Eddie Larimore; and two cousins: Gladys Gladden and Juanita Muck. He was preceded in death by a brother: William W. Smith, who died during World War II; and a cousin: Mary McMahon. Friends will be received from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home with Rev. John Hobratschk officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Friends of the Jefferson City Animal Shelter. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main, 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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