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Charles Wayne Smegal

August 18, 1945 ~ March 14, 2020 (age 74)


Charles Wayne Smegal Age 74 of Dahlonega, Georgia and longtime resident of Dekalb county, went home to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, March 14, 2020.


Born in Sparta, Georgia and raised in Macon, Charles became an Eagle Scout with the Salem Baptist Church Troop.  Serving his country in the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division, he participated in the 1965-66 intervention in the Dominican Republic.


After active service Charles joined the Atlanta PD as a uniformed officer, rising to the rank of Detective within the Homicide Division while also attending law school.


Charles practiced law as a partner in the Decatur, Georgia law firm of Moulton, Carriere, Cavan, Maloof, Hendon and Smegal from 1975 until 1987. He then joined the Fulton County District Attorney's office as Assistant District Attorney, serving for eleven years before joining the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia as Director of Training.  Missing involvement in the courts as a litigator, Charles returned to prosecuting, joining the District Attorney's office for the Enotah Judicial Circuit were he he worked until his retirement in 2008.


In retirement, Charles enjoyed spending time with family, reading, playing bridge, golfing with his friends and grandsons, and being active with the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) .


Charles is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years Susan Fuller Smegal, two daughters, Lisa Dixon (Joey) and Sherrie Craport (Wil), four loving grandchildren Trevor and Cameron Craport, Cheryl Hulette and Parker Dixon and three great grandchildren.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to or a charity of your choice. 


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