Charles A Smith Jr.

Published 9:38 am Friday, April 28, 2017

Charles A Smith Jr. passed away Sunday, April 23, at University Medical Center following a lengthy illness.  He was 62.

He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of the St. James M. B. Church and the Carpenter’s union.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Andrew and Lee Dora Smith Sr.; his four brothers, Ananias Smith, Robert Smith, Otis Smith and Eugene Smith; his sister, Gloriastine Smith Thomas; and his daughter, Trisha Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Hope Calvin Smith of Vicksburg; six sons, DeWayne (Leslie) Powers, Darren Powers, both of Vicksburg, Tavares Smith of Las Vega, Tech Sgt. Charles A (Vanessa) Smith III, U.S.A.F., Chavez Smith, Tre’Darius Smith, all of Vicksburg; two daughters, La’Kendra Smith and Andrea Smith of Seattle, Wash.; five sisters, Dorothy Hargrove of California, Mary Moore, Sandra Williams, both of Saginaw, Mich., Caroline Jenkins and Erma Smith, both of Vicksburg; 13 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and others.

A memorial service will be Friday, April 28, at 5 p.m. in the Chapel of W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home.