May 16, 1939 - April 16, 2021
Edgar Allen Smith, a man known for his handlebar mustache, for having a strong opinion and for being a magic mechanic, passed away with his family by his side on April 16, 2021. Edgar, 81, a lifelong resident of Charlotte was born in Charlotte to Wendell and Alice (Harmon) Smith. On July 25, 1959 Edgar married the love of his life, Phyllis Elaine Woodbury and together they raised 3 children. Edgar had a strong passion for antique cars, restoring 8 of his own and helping numerous others restore theirs. He and Phyllis were members of multiple antique car clubs, the Mid-Michigan Model A Club, Central Michigan Model T Club, Crank and Throttle Model A, and several National Car Clubs such as the W.O.K.R. He also proudly served 6 years in the Michigan Army National Guard at the Charlotte Armory, with an honorable discharge in 1962. Edgar worked as a store manager for Wrigley's Supermarket for 18 years and Eberhard Supermarket for 7 years. In 1980, with his wife, they started a family business at their residence that he was very passionate about, Central Michigan Stripping, an auto body stripping company. His favorite joke was to introduce himself as a stripper, to see what the person's reaction would be. Edgar was a man referred to by many for being a Jack of all trades, he would fix it all. Above all family meant everything to Edgar, he always made sure to put them first. Edgar is survived by his wife 61 and a half years, Phyllis; daughter, Carol (Tom) Pell; sons, Robert Smith, Marc (Pat) Smith; grandchildren, Jeramie (Karle) Pell, Zania (Matthew) Emery, Chris (Allison) Cummings, Chelsea (Justin) Buchholz, Adam (Alissa) Smith; 6 great-grandchildren with one on the way; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, brother, Bruce Smith; and sister, Mary Rogers. Friends are encouraged to support Edgar's family by attending services or sharing memories here on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation is Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 3-5:00 p.m. and 7-9:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home. Funeral services are Friday, April 23, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pray Funeral Home Gardens. Mask, group capacity, and distancing guidelines will be practiced. The funeral will be webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to www.prayfuneral.com, click on Edgar's tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to The American Cancer Society. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
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