Charles McNeil "Charlie" Mullennex Sr., 85, a well-known supervisor for the West Virginia Division of Highways, departed this life Sunday evening, Oct. 7, 2012, in Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins.
He was born Friday, Aug. 19, 1927, at Hendricks, a son of the late Charlie and Sallie Hannah Mullenax Mullennex.
On Nov. 28, 1947, at Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Marguerite Pearl Sherman, who survives. They celebrated 64 years of marriage.
Also surviving are one son, Charles McNeil "Hap" Mullennex Jr. (Lisa Jones) of Parsons; two daughters, Katherine Lynn "Kit" Mullennex of West Virginia, and Donna Marie Mullennex (Steve Sturms) of Parsons; two special daughters, Barbara Davis Dearborn and Sarah Lipscomb; six grandchildren, Todd, Ryan, Travis, Chris, Amanda and Augustus "Gus"; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers, Jefferson Mullennex, Frank Mullennex and Dale Mullennex; and one sister, Alma Mullennex Holden.
He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1947. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during World War II and earning the Victory Medal. He worked construction of the Bay Bridge in Annapolis, Md., worked for the railroad, the Pennsylvania Glass and Sand, D & W Truck Lines and the West Virginia Division of Highways in Elkins and Buckhannon as superintendent of equipment. He was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church at Parsons. He was a member of the Pythagoras Lodge 128 A.F. & A.M. of Parsons. He loved everything about the steam engine trains. Charlie was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing on Gandy Creek. Above everything in his life, he loved his family and friends and spending time with them.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Thursday, Oct. 11, at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Neil Parsons will officiate. Interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons, where Pythagoras Lodge 128 A.F.&A.M. will conduct Masonic rites.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Charles McNeil "Charlie" Mullennex Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.