Charles Louis Smith, beloved son, brother, father, and friend, passed away on January 9, 2024, at his home in Dallas, Texas. He was on December 29, 1958, in Dallas, Texas. Charles lived a life full of joy and warmth, leaving lasting memories in the hearts of all who knew him.
From a young age, Charles had a radiant spirit that touched the lives of those around him. of his most memorable greetings was "Hello world, here ole Smitty." This simple phrase reflected his welcoming nature and brought smiles to people's faces. Charles had a unique ability to make everyone feel seen and appreciated.
Charles attended Woodrow Wilson High School and graduated in 1975. It was during these formative years that he developed vital qualities that defined him: willingness to help others, enjoyment of life's simple pleasures, reliability, dependability, and a heart that shone brightly as a beacon of light. His sense of humor was infectious and could lighten even the heaviest hearts.
Throughout his life, Charles pursued various hobbies and interests. In his younger years, he found solace and joy in raising chickens and taking their eggs to sell at the local farmer's market. Despite growing up in the city, Charles had an undeniable love for the country life. This passion brought him peace and reflected his appreciation for simple pleasures.
One of Charles' proudest accomplishments was becoming a father to his daughter LaCreasha. The bond they shared brought immeasurable joy to both their lives. He cherished every moment spent with her, embracing the role of fatherhood with dedication and love. Additionally, Charles is survived by his son Clayton Brazile.
Charles leaves behind a loving family who will forever hold him dear in their hearts. He is preceded by his parents Jessie and Betty Smith and is by his sisters Allicia Brown and Denice Smith. His memory will be lovingly kept alive by his daughter LaCreasha Williams, his sisters Charlene Smith-Shreve, Felicia Smith, and Renee Smith, and his brother Jessie Smith III. Smitty will be greatly missed by his niece, Deadra (AKA Rodriguez). Charles also leaves behind aunts Dorothy Stapleton and Latricia Hall, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and other relatives who will cherish their memories with him.
To honor Charles' life, two services have been arranged. The visitation will be held at the Golden Gate Funeral Home and a Crematory in Dallas on January 18, 2024. Friends and loved ones are welcome to pay their respects between 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The Celebration of Life service will follow the next day on January 19 at the same location. This event will take place from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. It is an opportunity for family and friends to gather together, share stories, and celebrate the beautiful life of Charles Louis Smith.
Charles brought light into the lives of those around him with his infectious laughter, genuine kindness, and loving nature. His memory will forever remain etched in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. May we carry forward his spirit of joy, compassion, and dependability as a tribute to his legacy. As we say goodbye to our dear Charles, let us remember the warmth he brought into our lives and find solace in knowing that he is forever at peace.