In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Concord Missionary Baptist Church or to help family with funeral expenses and left at the funeral home.
Charles Neil Smith, age 55, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed away at his home surrounded by loved ones on September 15, 2014, after a long fight with cancer. He was born on July 17, 1959 in Ft. Rucker, Alabama to Charles Lee and Rose (Leonard) Smith.
He attended El Dorado Springs school and graduated in 1977. He was saved at a young age at Pleasant Ridge Church and later joined Concord Missionary Baptist Church.
Charles joined the Army and was stationed in Germany where he met Ingrid, his wife of 32 years. He lived and worked in the El Dorado Springs area his whole life. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking out and spending time with friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Lee Smith; paternal grandparents, Harry and Aubrey Smith; and maternal grandparents, Edna and Johnny Leonard.
Survivors include his wife, Ingrid; mother, Rose Smith of El Dorado Springs; daughter, Charlene of Kansas City, Kansas; three grandchildren: Angelica, Antonio, and Abbygail; brother, Terry Smith of El Dorado Springs; sister, Tina Keith of El Dorado Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, extended family and friends.
Funeral services for Charles Neil Smith were held on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Bro. Dewayne Burdette officiating. Burial followed in Lebeck Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Greg Wood, Bill Wood, Gary Smith, Lewis Eslinger, Dusty Schaaf and Bobby McCullick. Honorary pallbearers were: Mike Wood, Pete Wood, David Jones, and Orvil Schaaf.