Charles Lee “Smoky” Montgomery

Birth
Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA
Death 16 Sep 2006 (aged 83–84)
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Burial Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 15821068 · View Source
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CHARLES L. "SMOKY" MONTGOMERY, 84, of Fort Wayne, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at Regency Place while undergoing rehabilitation therapy. Born in Cleveland, Tenn., he was the owner of Smoky's Records & Tours. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned his Masters degree. He served in the Army during World War II; was a member of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church and Toastmasters International; was on the Board of Directors for Crime Stoppers; and was a member of American Institute of Parliamentarians and Country Music Association. Nothing was as important to him as his family. He was married to the same woman for 62 years. He was so proud of her. She was the love of his life. He always said, "I did the best I could with what I had available." Surviving are his wife, Eva Gae Montgomery; sons, Charles L. Jr. (Linda) of Atlanta, Ga. and Roger (Joanne) of Albion; brother, Joe (Janice) Montgomery of Austin, Texas; granddaughter, Angela Eva-Marie Montgomery Budd (Tim) of Downingtown, Pa.; and great-grandson, Roman Peter Charles Budd. Funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at First Wayne Street United Methodist Church. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials to First Wayne Street United Methodist Church or Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.
Published in the Fort Wayne Newspapers on 9/20/2006.


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  • Added: 20 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15821068
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Lee “Smoky” Montgomery (1922–16 Sep 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15821068, citing Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .