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Charlie "Bigfoot" Smelcer

April 29, 1941 ~ May 12, 2022 (age 81)


Charlie “Bigfoot” Smelcer, age 81 of Newport, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022.

A mechanic and body man, Charlie was an avid NASCAR enthusiast; and once did a fair amount of dirt track racing throughout the region.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie & Vinna; his wife, Margaret; son, Timothy; siblings, Marcelle, Dink, Leanor, & Betty; and grandson, Lee.

He is survived by his daughter, Janice; siblings, Johnny, Kenneth, Dolly, & Geneva; grandchildren, Melissa & Jordan; three great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews, and many friends.

Bro. Maurice Shults will officiate a funeral service at 6PM Monday, May 16, 2022 at Brown Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 4PM to 6PM prior to the service. Burial will take place at 11AM Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Dandridge.

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May 16, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home
338 East Main Street
Newport, TN 37821

Funeral Service
May 16, 2022

6:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home
338 East Main Street
Newport, TN 37821

Graveside Service
May 17, 2022

11:00 AM
Resthaven Memorial Gardens
2642 Hwy 25
Danddridge, TN 37725

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