Charles Thomas Smith, 72, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Charlie was born September 17, 1944, in Atlantic, Iowa, to Max and Ina (Bales) Smith. He grew up near Elk Horn and graduated from Elk Horn High School in 1962. After graduation, he attended a vocational school in Omaha, NE, where he earned his automotive certification. He worked as a supervisor for Walnut Grove/Cargill for thirty-eight years. After retiring from Walnut Grove, Charlie worked as a truck driver.
He was married to Teresa Watts on September 3, 1989, at the Smith family farm.
Charlie enjoyed NASCAR, bowling with his league, boating and fishing, hunting, running in marathons, slow pitch softball, vacationing, the Chicago Cubs, and he loved the farm and the hard work that went into it.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Ina Smith; and a nephew, Michael Smith.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Teresa Smith of Atlantic; his best fur buddy, Lillie; his children, Kimberly (Douglas) Smith Christensen of Seattle, WA, Tim (Monica) Smith of Redman, OR, Tina (Marty) Smith Meeske of Lincoln, NE, Stephanie (Tim) Smith Lippincott of Papillion, NE, and Kathleen (Jose) Smith Lopez of Keller, TX; grandchildren, Ryan Smith, Rachel Lopez, Elena Lopez, Lauren Meeske, Dalton Meeske, Aleisha Lippincott, Kylie Lippincott, Elijah Christensen, Micah Christensen, Hannah Christensen and Kiplee Warden; a great-granddaughter, Kimber Ross; a brother, Douglas (Wanda) Smith of Atlantic, IA; and nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
Visitation with family will be from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., with a memorial service starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic, IA, with burial in the SS Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Atlantic, Iowa.
Memorials may be left to families wishes.
Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements.