Charles Arthur Smith, age 90, Richmond, passed into eternal life on Friday January 14, 2022 surrounded by his family. Charles was born on December 15, 1931 in Liberty IN to Frank & Lena Smith. He graduated from Richmond High School in 1950, then served in the US Army Medical Core during the Korean War from 1952-1954. Over the next 20 years, he was a self-employed contractor specializing in remodels and home construction in Cincinnati OH. He moved back to Richmond and was employed by Larry Lahrman Home Improvement as a siding foreman for 17 yrs, retiring in 1993. Charles was a member of the Seton Catholic Holy Family Parish, YMI, Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post 65.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ann, children Kenneth, David (Sammie), Daniel (Linda), and Pamela (Paul), grandchildren Eric (Kristen), Alexandria, Ian, Nicole, Chelsea (Anthony), Lauren and his great grandchildren, Cayden, Conner, Theodore, Roman and Brother John (Norma) and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was an avid fan of IU Basketball, Colts, Bengals, and Notre Dame football, Reds baseball and NASCAR auto racing.
After retirement, he loved to travel with family and friends. He especially liked to travel to Las Vegas, Florida and loved hearing the sound of the ocean and being on the beach. He was deeply committed to his faith, his family and friends . He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Mary Margaret Drook, Agnes Hough, Anna Campbell, Florence Tieman, Ellen Shaw, Hilda Denny, Rosemary Ramsey, brothers Joseph, Tommy and son Thomas.
Visitation for Charles will be held on Friday January 21st at 4-7 pm at Riggle Waltermann Mortuary.
Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday January 22nd at 11 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church officiated by Father John Luerman. Burial will be at St. Andrews Cemetery. Contributions can be made to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Schools or charity of your choice.
The family wishes to extend their special thanks to his healthcare givers, Travis Hoover at Synergy and the staff in the Critical Care Unit at Reid Health. www.rigglewaltermann.com