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Charles Richard "Snook" Smith

April 6, 1928 ~ June 30, 2019 (age 91)

Obituary

Mr. Charles Richard “Snook” Smith, age 91, of Rome, GA, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 30, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Smith was born in Calhoun, GA, on April 6, 1928, a son of the late Lawrence Barton Smith and Lois Eunice Woods Smith.  He had been a resident of Rome and Floyd County the greater part of his life and was a 1948 graduate of Model High School.  He had served in the United Sates Marine Corp Reserve.  Prior to retirement, “Snook” was associated with General Electric of Rome for many years.  He was a devout member of Shannon United Methodist Church and a member of the Rome Woodcarving Club.  “Snook” loved camping and fishing and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan.  He enjoyed watching old western television shows especially Gunsmoke.  “Snook” was an humble man who was excellent at woodcarving, and he never thought of himself as the master artist he really was.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by two sisters, Sarah Thomas and Charlotte Carnes, and two brothers, Harrison Smith and Edgar Smith.

“Snook” is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Jo Gray Smith, who he married January 14, 1949; two daughters, Janet Smith (special friend, Dudley Rush), and Susan (Tommy) Stephens; two grandchildren, Richard J. “Richie” (Alice) Stephens and Lisa (Nathan) Faircloth; three great-grandchildren, Arielle Faircloth, Natalie Faircloth and Clara York.  A host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Salmon Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Ken Freshour and Richie Stephens officiating.  Interment will follow in East View Cemetery with Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 Honor Guard of the American Legion conferring graveside rites.

“Snook” will remain at Salmon Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Saturday from 12:00 noon until the service hour.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers are asked to meet at the funeral home Saturday by 1:30 p.m. and include Michael Carnes, Bruce Carnes, Dennis Thomas, Nathan Faircloth, Richard Stephens, Leroy Taylor, Tommy Stephens, Dudley Rush, Alan Byars and the Men’s Sunday School Class from Shannon United Methodist Church.

The staff of Salmon Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Charles Richard “Snook” Smith.

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Saturday
July 6, 2019

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Salmon Funeral Home and Cremation Services
2516 New Calhoun Hwy, NE
Rome, GA 30161

Funeral Service
Saturday
July 6, 2019

2:00 PM
Salmon Funeral Home and Cremation Services
2516 New Calhoun Hwy, NE
Rome, GA 30161

American Legion Service
Saturday
July 6, 2019

East View Cemetery
725 Kingston Ave
Rome, GA 30161

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
July 6, 2019

East View Cemetery
725 Kingston Ave
Rome, GA 30161

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