Charles Edward "CJ" Minnick, Jr.

June 26, 1990 ~ June 9, 2022 (age 31)


Charles Edward “CJ” Minnick, Jr., 31, of Smithsburg, MD, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022. Born June 26, 1990, in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of Charles E. Minnick, Sr. and wife Jackie and Robin Ann (Delauter) Specht and husband Larry. He was a graduate of Middletown High School class of 2008. He was a member of South Mountain Rod and Gun Club of Smithsburg and Jerkemtight Hunting Club of Deerfield, VA. He was currently employed by Columbia Machine Inc of Smithsburg and formerly employed by Master Works Machining of Taneytown, MD and Pro Fabricators Inc of Smithsburg. CJ was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. He loved spending time with his family and friends especially his life long best friend, Kevin Beachley. In addition to his parents CJ is survived by his wife of 6 years, Lisa R. (Michael) Minnick who he married May 21, 2016, daughter, Kaylee Minnick, sister, Heidi Neal and husband Wayne who was like a brother to CJ, niece, Marissa Neal, nephew, Danny Neal, step-siblings, Crystal Reichenbaugh (Brian), Derek Ortiz (Dawn) and Robert Story (Becky), father and mother-in-law, Brent and Cindy Michael, brother-in-law’s- Adam Michael and Chad Michael and their wives and families, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Clark and Sara Delauter and paternal grandparents, Daniel and Ellanora Minnick. Services will be held Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 11:00am at the Wolfsville Ruritan Park Pavilion with Pastor Karen Grossnickle officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6-8pm at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a trust fund for CJ’s daughter Kaylee, in care of Cindy and Brent Michael at 13224 Wolfsville Rd. Smithsburg, MD 21783. Online condolences may be offered at

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June 17, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
J. L. Davis Funeral Home
12525 Bradbury Ave
Smithsburg, MD 21783

Funeral Service
June 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Wolfsville Ruritan
12708 Brandenburg Hollow Rd.
Myersville, MD 21773

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