November 1, 1936 ~ August 17, 2021

Born in: Coral Hill, KY
Resided in: Glasgow, KY

Charley Dee Smith, 84, of Glasgow, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at the Shanti Niketan Hospice Home. He was born November 1, 1936, in Coral Hill, Kentucky to the late Dee Smith and Ines James Smith. Charley retired from SKF after working over 30 years and was a proud U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Smith attended Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include, his wife of 23 years, Vola Louise Smith; one son, Larry Smith; two grandchildren, Nikki, and Samantha; two great-grandchildren; two nieces, Edna Monroe (Jimmy) of Louisville, Kentucky and Rachel Merrick of Columbus, Indiana; four stepsons, Jeff Read, Donald Read, Todd Read, John Read; seven step grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Ann Smith; one brother, Bill Smith; one sister, Gertrude Gillock; and one nephew, William Earl Smith.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shanti Niketan Hospice Home 1020 Glenview Drive Glasgow, Kentucky 42141 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 ST Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

The funeral service for Mr. Smith will be held 2:00 PM Monday, August 23rd at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Military Honors provided by the DAV Chapter #20 of Glasgow. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the funeral home. A. F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted in the care of Mr. Smith. Please share your condolences with the family at

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  1. My precious uncle, you will be missed so much. I know we are both going to Heaven !I love you so much ,

  2. Vola I am so sorry to hear of Charley’s passing. I will never forget my “cousin” Charley. Our ongoing joke for many years. Praying for you and your family.

  3. Bola, I am so sorry for your loss. No one should have to be widowed twice. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you!!

  4. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of a good friend Charley Smith.
    I had known him for more than 50 years and worked with Him 31 years @ SKF.
    He was a fun loving man.
    He will be missed by all who knew him

  5. Sorry to hear of your families loss, thinking of and praying for all of you to get through this tough time.

  6. Vola, so sorry for your loss. What a character he was!. Enjoyed seeing him at church as he always seemed to enjoy it so much.

  7. He always knew how to make anyone smile, loved being around him. He sure was good company!! He is a wonderful example at how we should live everyday.. laughing! That is how I will always remember him!! Would have loved to make it today but couldn’t because of work, sending my deepest condolences to you!! Prayers for you today and days to come! XOXO

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