Charles Carroll Smith, 55 of Abilene, passed away on Jan. 1, 2018. We trust that he is resting peacefully and without pain in God’s care.

A visitation was held at Piersall Funeral Directors, 733 Butternut Street, in Abilene on Thursday, Jan. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5 in the chapel at Piersall Funeral Directors. Graveside services will be at Eureka Cemetery, near Blanket at 2:30 p.m.

Charles was born on Sept. 21, 1962, in Los Angeles, California to Carroll Clymer Smith and Rita Campbell Smith. He graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business in 1988, after serving two years in the U.S. Army. Lucy and Charles met at ACU, where he was her first college date. After life took them in different directions for a while, they got married on June 26, 1993.

Charles loved his family and considered his daughter, Carly, his greatest blessing when she arrived on Feb. 12, 1997. One of his joys was encouraging Carly in pursuing her artistic hobbies, such as jewelry-making and calligraphy. Charles worked as a purchasing agent for HHH Enterprises and enjoyed his work there, sourcing jewelry components, which allowed him to travel to locations such as China and Italy. He loved to spend time with his family, and was particularly fond of his “girls,” Alice the cat and Amy the Westie. One of the highlights of this past year was when he and Lucy attended a Hall and Oates concert in Dallas, as Charles was a huge fan. Charles is remembered as a loving husband and father; a supportive and encouraging friend; and a strong, good person by everyone who knew him.

Charles is survived by his wife of 24 years, Lucy Isom Smith; and his daughter, Carly Smith. He is also survived by his father and mother; sisters, Sandy and Karen; and brothers, Erik, Tim and Brian. He leaves behind many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews who will miss him greatly.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Hillcrest Church of Christ for their support and prayers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Service Center or your favorite charity.

Condolences may be offered online at www.pbfuneraldirectors.com.