Charles Hugh Smith headed west

Charles Hugh (whispering) Smith, F-100 pilot and Misty 38 from Jan – May 1968, flew west on 23 March 2015 in Burleson, Texas.

Hugh was born in Weinert, Feb. 8, 1938, to parents Henry and Hazel Smith. He attended Mattson High School and McMurray College in Abilene. He later graduated from Texas Tech in Lubbock. Hugh joined the U.S. Air Force where he became a pilot. He was a member of the Misty Program which was an elite group of fighter pilots. He received the Silver Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross with two oak leaf clusters.

Hugh entered the ministry in 1972 traveling throughout the United States teaching people how to live Christian lives.

Survivors include Hugh’s  Wife of 55 years, Kay; sons, Michael (Teri), Gary (Leigh), Ed; daughter, Diana Lee Smith and her son, Trevor Lee Allen; other grandchildren, Daniel, Cody, Megan, Lauren; sister, Myrtle Pate; brothers, Don, Fred, David; many other extended family and friends.

A graveside service was held at Laurel Land Memorial Park.

More to follow.