Charles Edward McVicker, of Route 3, Philippi, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born April 2, 1941, in Taylor County, a son of the late Merle John and Evelyn Mae (Freeze) McVicker.
He is survived by the love of his life, Dottie Lou (Miller) McVicker; three sons, Charles L. McVicker and wife, Linda, and J. Michael Armstrong and wife, Diana, all of Philippi and Stephen L. McVicker and wife, Brigetta, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., two daughters, Angela D. Mickelinc and husband, Steven, of Philippi and Deborah Rizzo and husband, Tom, of Lowell, Mass.; two sisters, Anna Marie (Troy) Lantz of Stonewood and Nancy Booth of Lumberton, N.C.; and a special friend and longtime employee, David Robinson of Volga. Also surviving are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Diane McVicker; by a granddaughter, Kelsea Brooke Armstrong; by a sister, Nettie Dispanette; and a brother, Ray McVicker.
Mr. McVicker had worked for Badger Coal Co. and was owner and operator of McVicker Salvage and Poor Boy Timber.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. today from Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, 385 S. Main St. in Philippi. The Rev. Gene Carey and the Rev. Bradley Howdershelt will officiate, and cremation will follow. Private interment will be scheduled at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., the funeral hour.
Stemple & Forman Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.