The S.P.O.R.T. Foundation was established in 2000 in honor of Charles Smith, PT. This Foundation will continue to grow and to honor Smitty's life size personality and his legacy. He always had a way to make people feel welcome and the nack to make people laugh.
Charles was born on May 10th, 1925 in Bluefield, WV to parents the late Charles Ross Smith and the late Helen Norvell Smith. Charles is survived by his wife of 67 years, Netta Fae Smith.
During World War II, Charles left Concord College at the age of 17
and joined the Marine Crops. He served 3 years in the Pacific with
the 4th Marine Division and participated in several invasions
including Iwo Jima. After the war, Charles returned to Concord
College and earned his BS degree in 1948. Charles was then
accepted by the Baruch Center of Physical Medicine, the School
of Physical Therapy at the Medical College of Virginia. After
joining staff at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, Charles
went back in the Marines to serve in the Korean War.
Charles worked for 62 years as a physical therapist, first at
Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville, VA and then
in Danville, VA. He was a member and Elder at First Presbyterian
Church. Among his many talents and passions in life Charles
was an avid outdoorsman specializing in archery and hunting wild
game all around the world. Charles was an incredible marksman
and also received numerous archery awards throughout adulthood.
Charles also provided 40 years of service as an athletic trainer at George Washington High School and was recognized with the Virginia High School Coaches’ Association’s “Dr Frank McCue III” Sports Medicine Award and induction into the Danville Area Sports Hall of Fame. Charles was an exceptional man and he will be greatly missed.
IN REMEMBRANCE OF
Smitty's Plan for Orthopedic Rehabilitation & Training
Charles C. Smith, PT
May 10, 1925 - March 18, 2013