Charles Fitzhugh Smith, Jr., 94, of Hot Springs, VA passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Bath County Hospital. 

     He was born August 29, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the late Charles Fitzhugh Smith, Sr. and Florence Hodge Smith.

     Charles was the former owner of Charles G. Crews & Sons Inc. trucking company for over 25 years.

     He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

     Charles was a member of Ashwood United Methodist Church and Cliffview Golf Club. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, playing golf, and spoiling his wife and grandchildren. He was known for being a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

     He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce Carolyn Carpenter Smith; 3 sons, Johnny E. Smith, Sr. and late wife, Phyllis of Mount Airy, NC, William R. Smith, Sr. and wife Betty of Hillsville, VA, Kenneth L. Smith and wife Donna of Mount Airy, NC; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by a son, Charles R. Smith; a sister, Betty Hooker; and a brother, William Smith.

     A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at McLaughlin and Young Funeral Home with Rev. Andrew Baek officiating. The family will receive friends between 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. before the service. Interment will be in Warm Springs Cemetery.

     Pallbearers will be Frank Johnson, Jason Miller, Robin Saunders, Dean Sexton, and Jerry May. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Cliffview Golf Club.

     Memorial contributions may be made to Hot Springs Rescue Squad, P.O. Drawer N, Hot Springs, VA 24445 or Ashwood United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 98, Hot Springs, VA 24445.