Midway councilman Charlie Smith passes away

Midway councilman passes away on Monday
Posted at 4:15 PM, Feb 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-23 11:15:05-05

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) - Midway city councilman Charlie Smith passed away on Monday, according to mayor Wanda Range.

Range issued the following statement:

“Charlie accomplished many things for our city as a business owner, public safety ex official, and volunteer citizen on patrol. All who knew Charlie knew of his passion for our city and the well-being of its people. He will truly be missed. Our prayers are with his wife Jeneice and sons Milo, Demarcus and daughters Keeva and Sarah. May God comfort them through this incredibly difficult time.”

Born and raised in Midway, the Havana Northside High School grad was first elected to the Midway City Council in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011 and 2015.

Smith had also had strong ties to Tallahassee.

Officials say he was previously employed by Florida State University in the electrical shop and by Strickland Electric Company of Tallahassee for 14 years as a journeyman and a master electrician.

He attended Miami-Dade Junior College, Lively Vocational Technical School and Tallahassee Community College.