Memorial services for Charles Cecil Smith, age 52, of Sulphur Springs, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 25, 2018 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Garry Jordan and Rev. Lee Huff officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 24, 2018 at West Oaks Funeral Home. Charles passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs.
He was born on September 10, 1965, in Sutton, West Virginia, to Dennis Jefferson Smith and Phyllis June Shaver, but was raised in foster care by Nellie and Arlie Cottrill. He married Alicia S. Harvey on July 24, 1986 in El Paso, TX. She survives. Charles served in the United States Army from 1984 to 1990. He then became a truck driver and drove for 5 different companies in 27 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the American Legion Post 66.
In addition to his wife Alicia Smith, Charles is survived by children, Lydia Moore of Austin, TX, Ulysses Urias of Sulphur Springs, TX, and Derek Harvey of Houston, TX, granddaughter, Chloe Madison Box of Austin, TX, grandsons, Ethan Moore of Austin, TX, Jordan Harvey of Houston, TX, brothers, Denver Smith of Cleveland, OH, Glen Cottrill of Lawton, OK, and sisters, Ardena Smith of Vacaville, CA, Shelby Wickline of Union, WV, Lena Wright of Gassaway, WV, and Evelyn Boyce of Sutton, WV.
He is preceded in death by his parents, foster parents, six brothers, and three sisters.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.