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.




​​​​​Smitty's Plan for  Orthopedic Rehabilitation & Training

Charles C. Smith, PT
​May 10, 1925 - March 18, 2013