Charles Ray Smith

Aug 25, 2014

CANTON — Charles Ray Smith passed away Aug. 18, 2014.

The son of James and Kathleen Smith, he was born Aug. 21, 1941. Charles Ray was a graduate of Canton High School and attended Western Carolina University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Champion International.

He is survived by his three children, Brook Smith, Barth Smith and wife, Candy, and Brad Smith and wife, Carlin, all of Canton; and his brother, Jerry Smith and wife, Kathy, of Waynesville. He had five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Charles Ray was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. In honor of his passion for the outdoors, a memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at Camp Hope.