Charles James Smith

Born: Tue., Mar. 25, 1958
Died: Mon., Mar. 22, 2021


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 26, 2021
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Mar. 26, 2021
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Charles James Smith, 62, passed away March 22, 2021.  Charles was born in New Castle, IN on March 25, 1958 to Nova (Stinson) Hosier

Charles had a personality of his own.  When he wasn’t driving for Countryview Calves/Agrifeed, Shipshewana, IN, you could find Charles drinking coffee, fishing, or lending hand to help someone.  Charles loved his kids and grandchildren.  They were his world.  Charles spent as much time with his grandchildren and sweet dog Olivia as he could.

Charles is survived by his girlfriend of 12 years, Dolly Draper, LaGrange, IN; son, Chris (Kim) Smith, Albany, KY; son, Brian Smith, of Topeka, IN; daughter, Brittany (Dustin) Doss, Winchester, IN; son Blaine Smith of Richmond, IN; son Gage Smith of Richmond, IN; daughter-in-law, Jamie Smith, Union City, IN; step-daughter, Hayley (Jarrod) Wolcott, Orland, IN; and step-son, Ben (Leslie) Altine, Burr Oak, MI; sister, Deb (Richard) Resler, Winchester, IN; sister, Karen (Jerry) Dowler, Winchester, IN; brother, Tim Smith, Union City, IN; 19 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Charles was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Nova and Richard Hosier.

A service to celebrate Charles’ life will be at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Walker Funeral Home in Winchester.  Friends and family may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Randi Rose
   Posted Wed March 24, 2021
So sorry for your loss Shadaisy and family

Bill and Ruth Yost
   Posted Wed March 24, 2021
We want to say that we have many happy and funny memories of Charles and the family. Brian and Travis spent many many hours and weekends in each other’s company. Charles never lost his temper with those kids, mainly because he was just a big kid himself. Our lives were better for having known him.

Misty Gerardot
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
I am deeply saddened by this loss. I will forever miss all of our conversations that we had. Charles was a good man, there wasn't anyone he didn't help. He loved his family very much and was over the moon about his grandkids. I will miss him very much.

   Posted Thu March 25, 2021

Among the Clouds Basket was sent by Misty Gerardot and Family.

I am honored and blessed to have known your father. He was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss him. My condolences. Misty Gerardot and family

Carmen Nash
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for you tomorrow and the days ahead. May many wonderful memories comfort you and the family is the days ahead.

Love you as always,

Carmen (Lazar) Nash & family.

Cheryl Parsons
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
I knew Charles as a very friendly, & helpful man. Very kind. I remember he would do many things for Dolly's Mother Paula. Mowed the grass, & would take her places or bring her a meal. He did many things for Dolly & her kids too.

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