BUCKHANNON — Charles Richard “Charlie” Wilfong, departed this life Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. He was born July 7, 1943 at Holly Grove, to the late Hoy and Wilda Gillum Wilfong of Selbyville.
Charlie is survived by his fiance’ Levera Hosaflook of Selbyville; one son, Charles James “Jim” Wilfong and wife Susan Hinzman Wilfong of Buckhannon; one granddaughter, Jaime Wilfong and one grandson, Thomas Wilfong, both of Martinsburg; five sisters, Madeline and husband James Barrett of Mauk, Ga., Lovern and husband Bennie Campbell of Stonewood, Josephine Smith of French Creek, Jean Corbin of Naples, Fla. and Linda Wilfong of Chidester, Ark. and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James Wilfong and Hoy Junior Wilfong and five sisters, Irene Wilfong, Marie Murphy, Maxine Wilfong, Arnetta Chance and Annetta Powers.
Charlie was a member of the Rock Cave Lodge 81 AF & AM and a lifetime member of the Gold Prospector’s Association of America.
He was honorably discharged from the United States Army having been disabled while serving his country and was a retired coal miner from Bass Energy in Buckhannon. He was a born again Christian and loved God with all his heart. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to People’s Hospice, United Hospital Center, 327 Medical Park Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330. At the request of Mr. Wilfong he will be cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.