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Charles Smith

Charles William " Bill" Smith, age 91, died 4:50 pm Saturday September 6, 2014 at Baptist Health Care of Paducah.

He was born August 26, 1923. He served in the U. S. Army and was placed in the artillery in the South Pacific during 1943-1946. He was self employed as a carpet/ tile professional and he was a back yard mechanic. He will be missed not only for his youthfulness, but also for his gentle yet guarded heart. Many will remember him as  Paducah's own "Bird Man" as he was featured in the Paducah Sun twice. He spent every day possible in his last years with many family and friends as he set out to feed the birds down at the riverfront. This was more than a pass time, it was his livelihood. He gave out numerous smiles and handshakes to even passers-by. God use him as a tool to carry out his work here on this earth according to Matthew 6:26, " Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap or store away in the barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them." He was passionate about family and through his smile,  you knew you were loved unconditional. The younger folks will remember him asking " if you can tell me who is on this dollar, you can have it." He invested more than dollars into the futures of these generations. Those that crossed his path are more than blessed! He is survived by his wife, Barbara Smith, two daughters, Bonnie ( John) Mayolo of Paducah and Brenda Alexander of Ft Myers FL. two grandsons, Matthew Mayolo of Paducah and Edward Cobelli of Seattle WA, one brother, Leon ( Butch ) Smith, three sisters, Evelyn Smith Jeffords, Mable Smith Rust and Nancy( Sissy ) Smith Adams and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira Lee and Minnie Jane Robinson Smith, Stepmother Dolly Bevis Smith, four brothers, Doris, Kenneth, Jack and John Lee Smith, three sisters, Alice Smith Bevis, Mary Lou Smith and Mildred ( Hannah) Smith Bishop.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm funeral at 3:00 pm at the Keeling Family Funeral Home 2410 Jackson Street in Paducah. Burial will follow in the Rosebower Church Cemetery. Rev Topper Council will be officiating.


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 Bill you were a kind man, always a smile and always asked me about my girls. they thought you were a sweet man, the birds will be a bit hungrier and the riverfront a bit less happy now. RIP 

michael mayolo Sep 10 2014 12:00 AM

 Such a handsome man. Every memory I have of him he was smiling. Any time we were in Paducah we would go to the river because we knew Uncle Bill would be there. I believe there must be rivers and birds in heaven just for him. 

Mary Sep 8 2014 12:00 AM

 The Best Uncle Ever!!!! Love Ya, Uncle Bill! Aunt Jane 

Reta Jane Sep 8 2014 12:00 AM