Charles Smets

OCTOBER 30, 1931 – APRIL 15, 2019

Charles Joseph Smets, 87, Fort Smith, died April 15, 2019 in Fort Smith. He was born October 30, 1931 in Van Buren, AR to Leo Anthony and Marie B. Harshbarger. “Charley” was a pharmacist and pharmacy owner for over 40 years. He loved work, and helping people with their healthcare. He was loved, trusted and respected by generations of his customers. Charley leaves behind many friends and a lasting impression on his profession and his pharmacy family. Charley’s granddaughter Abigail, to his delight, is a fourth-generation pharmacist. He enjoyed fishing, duck hunting, hiking in Arkansas, projects that improved his community, and particularly the Fort Smith Parks system.

Charley is survived by one daughter, Caron and husband David Roberts of Fort Smith; one son, Mike Smets and wife Bonnie Johnson of Fort Smith; one granddaughter, Abigail Smets and husband Ricky Murphy; and two great grandsons, William and Wyatt Murphy; and longtime caregiver Trish Green and special friend Liz Holle.

Rosary will be said on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, and Mass will be said on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM In the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Services and Cremation are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

The family will greet friends at Edwards Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 5-7 PM before the Rosary

Memorials may be made to the Park Partners of Fort Smith P.O. Box 934 Fort Smith, AR 72902

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