Charles "Fly" R. Smoak

March 22, 1942 ~ March 15, 2021 (age 78)


Charles “Fly” R. Smoak, 78, of Orangeburg passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021 surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel, 1012 Whitman Street, Orangeburg.  Rev. Ken Hay will be officiating.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, 2720 Broughton St, Orangeburg.  We will be following the CDC guidelines for COVID-19.  Masks will be required.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Thompson Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Burnette, Casey Ayers, Rob Mitchum, Tommy Mitchum, Derek Burns and Bobby Burns.

“Fly” was born on March 22, 1942 in Orangeburg.  He was the son of the late B.O. Smoak and the late Charlotte F. Smoak.  He served in the United States National Guard.  “Fly” was retired from Meyer Industries.  He loved the Clemson Tigers.  He was predeceased by a brother, Stephen Smoak and a nephew, Dennis Smoak.

Survivors include his daughters, Stephanie S. Burnette (Howard), Suzanne S. Frazier; grandsons, Wayne Burnette, Ryan Burnette (Brooke Fugate), Joshua Frazier, Christopher Burnette; great-grandson, Oliver Burnette and another great-grandson expected in July; sisters, Patricia Cordova (Harry), Norma Jean Burns and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Grove Park Hospice, Tammy Irick and the Meyer Industry family for their love and support during this time.

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March 17, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thompson Funeral Home, Inc.
1012 Whitman Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115

Funeral Service
March 18, 2021

11:00 AM
Thompson Funeral Home, Inc.
1012 Whitman Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115

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