DANNY SMITH Obituary – OCT. 30, 1951 – OCT. 11, 2021


Charles Daniel Smith, 69, of Henderson passed away Oct. 11, 2021 at his home. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue with Ricky Tedford officiating. Burial followed in Sweetlips Cemetery. The family received friends at Crook Avenue from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday.
He was born Oct. 30, 1951, in the Sweetlips Community of Chester County, the son of the late Charles Perry and Johnnie Rhea Goodwin Smith.  He grew up in Sweetlips and graduated from Chester County High School in 1969. He then attended Nashville Auto Diesel College and became a mechanic. He also served in the TN Army National Guard for six years.
He farmed and did factory work before becoming a truck driver. He drove for Malone & Hyde, accident free for 11 years. He was Pentecostal in Belief.
He married Barbara Ward Paulman in 1970, and they had a daughter, Tara Smith Johnson. He later married Janie Maharry in 1973, and they had a son Shane Smith. He married Vickie Gately on March 8, 1985. They made their home in Henderson.
He loved motorcycles, horses, old cars, his farm, and, most importantly, his family.    
He is survived by his wife, Vickie Lynn Gately Smith of Henderson; a son, Shane (Shanna) Smith of Memphis; one daughter, Tara Anne (Kenny) Johnson of Henderson; five grandchildren, Kirby (Jennifer) Smith of Lexington, Tatum (Josh) Rinks of Henderson, Caleb Smith of Memphis, Will (Madeline) Johnson of Henderson and Zack Johnson of Henderson; four great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Smith, Kynleigh Smith, Addison Rinks and Lily Anne Johnson; a brother, Randy (Ann) Smith of Henderson; and three sisters, Donna (Wendell) Murphy, Jackie (Joe) Fletcher and Betty (Kenny) Terry, all of Henderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Benny Smith.