Charles Luke Smoot

Charles Luke Smoot, 75 of Columbia, (formerly of Monroe City) passed away Saturday, November 13, at the Boone County Hospital, Columbia.

Charlie was born October 9, 1946 in Hannibal, the son of Robert Lee and Anna Theresa Greening Smoot.

Charlie was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Monroe City.  He was a 1964 graduate of Holy Rosary High School, Monroe City.  He then attended Northeast Missouri Teachers College in Kirksville, Missouri for one year.  He then was employed with Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Missouri.  He then worked for the local telephone company where he worked for 27 years holding various craft and managerial positions.  After taking early retirement from from the phone company he then was employed by Diemakers/Interment for 14 years working in the IT department.  Charlie was a past member of the Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus, Monroe City JC’s, Canton Kewanis and the Palmyra Chamber of Commerce.

Charlie is survived by his wife Eva (Garrett) Smoot of Columbia, one son Jared Smoot of Columbia, and a grandaughter Karsen Smoot also of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son Justin Smoot.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, November 18, at the Garner Funeral Chapel, Monroe City, Rev. Steve Goughnour will officiate.  Graveside services will be held at the Holy Rosary Cemetery following the funeral service.  Visitation will be held from 11 p.m. Thursday until time of services at the Garner Funeral Home, Monroe City.  Active pallbearers will be Mike McNeal, Darren Janes, Evan Janes, Ryan Serandos and Jared Smoot.  Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Miskell, Lloyd Reed, Terry Gibbs and JR Chisham.  Memorials have been suggested to the St. Judes Childrens Hospital. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garner Funeral Home & Chapel, Monroe City, Missouri.  Online condolences can be made at

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