Charles Purnell

July 2, 1970

May 7, 2019

Charles Purnell Smith IV, 48, from Richmond, Virginia died on May 7, 2019 at his home in Richmond, Virginia. Born July 2, 1970 in Martinsville, Virginia, he attended Carlisle School in Martinsville and is a 1988 graduate of Woodberry Forest School in Orange, Virginia. Charles received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College in 1992, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

He served as Managing Partner at GSA Staffing, a professional recruiting and placement agency, and was a member of the Commonwealth Club, and the Society of Colonial Wars.

His warmth and humor was admired by all he knew, and his avid and passionate love of cooking was shared often with his family and friends.

He is survived by his parents; a daughter and a son; and two sisters and their children.

Donations in his honor may be made to: The Substance Abuse & Addiction Recovery Alliance (SAARA). SAARA of Virginia is a grassroots recovery community organization,