Charles Calvin Smith, 83 of Ewing, Kentucky passed away early Tuesday morning, June 27, 2023 at his home. He was born in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania on September 30, 1939 to the late John Leroy Smith and Alice Ruth Atkinson Smith.
Mr. Smith was retired from the United States Air Force after 23 years of service. He received several medals and commendations for his service especially during the Vietnam conflict.
He enjoyed hunting, reading, playing pinochle and was a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Helen Oakes Smith, one son, Aaron Smith, one brother, Bill Smith and three sisters; Cora, Alice and Faye. Also, a daughter-in-law, Gay Smith.
Survivors include two sons, Bill Smith of Xenia, Ohio and Shane Smith of Dayton, Ohio. Two daughters, Yvonne Phillips and her husband Brian of Huber Heights, Ohio and Sharon Baxter and her husband Bob of Ewing, Kentucky. Eleven grandchildren, Nineteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Also, sixteen nieces, nephews and many other realtives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Saturday, July 1, 2023 in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Flemingsburg, Kentucky with Pastor Ron Spencer officiating.
Burial will follow in the Fleming County Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the United States Air Force, the W. N. Fant American Legion Post No. 5 and the Franklin Sousley V.F.W. Post No. 1834.
Visitation at the funeral home is after 6:00 pm Friday and on Saturday morning until the hour of the service.
Pall bearers will be Bill Smith, Brian Phillips, Jerome Smith, Jeremy Smith, John Rowe and Zane Baker.
The Michael R. Gray Funeral Home, 405 South Main Cross Street, Flemingsburg, Kentucky 41041 is caring for all arrangements for Charles Calvin Smith.