Charles Fred Smith, Jr.

May 1, 1931 ~ November 6, 2020 (age 89)


CHARLES FRED SMITH, JR.,89, of Centralia and formerly of Irvington passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 at SSM Health St. Mary’s in Centralia.

He was born on May 1, 1931 in Paducah, KY, the son of Charles Fred Smith Sr. & Lottie (Hedley) Smith.

He married Lois Evelyn (Summers) on Feb. 3, 1951.

Mr. Smith was a Veteran, and retired from the railroad.

He is survived by his:

Wife: Lois Smith of Centralia

3 Children: Dennis Smith & wife Marya of South Carolina and formerly of Benton

                     Denise Brink & husband John of Hoyleton

                      Darin Smith of Centralia

6 Grandchildren: Cody Smith, Peyton Smith, Amy Baker, Reggie Smith, Hali Gamblin & Katelyn Smith

3 GreatGrandchildren

1 GreatGreatGrandchild

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his Parents.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Pastor Rod Joplin officiating.  Burial with Military Rites by the Benton American Legion & VFW Posts and National Guard Honor Squad will be in the Brady Cemetery in Akin.  Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

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November 11, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
November 11, 2020

1:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

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