Charles William Smith

On Thursday morning, December 10, 2020, Charles William Smith said good-bye to this world and truly went home for good. Chuck was born in Detroit, Mich. on December 3, 1960 and moved to the Tecumseh area when he was in the fifth grade. Remaining here until his graduation in 1978, Chuck played the clarinet in the school’s marching band – an activity he truly enjoyed, and which followed him throughout his college career. Chuck earned both his associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in the area of criminal justice from Northern Michigan University, a career path that led him to many interesting places, most recently to the city of Lucasville, Ohio, where he was employed as the compliance officer for the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF). On his first day at SOCF, Chuck met Carrie Bracken, the woman who would change his life forever. Both avid Michigan fans, Chuck and Carrie enjoyed 12 wonderful and exciting years together, along with their son, Ry William, and daughter, Payton Dever-Bracken, both of whom survive.

Chuck is also survived by his sister, Sue-Ellen Smith of Tecumseh, Mich. and his very best friend, Larome Myrick of Rhode Island. His parents preceded in him death and were waiting yesterday to welcome him home.

According to his wishes, Chuck has been cremated. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or you may plant a tree in honor of Chuck. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Tecumseh.


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