Charles Daniel Vest


Charles Daniel Vest, 78, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Friday, July 16, 2021, at Monongalia General Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia, after a short illness.

Charles was born Thursday, Dec. 17, 1942, in Parsons, a son of the late George W. Vest and Vivian Nadine Garnes Vest.

On May 11, 1964, in Oakland, Maryland, he was married to the former Linda Lou Hardy, who survives. They had celebrated 57 years of marriage.

Also left to cherish Charles’ memory are three children, Elizabeth Diane Carl of Gloucester, Virginia, and James Alan Vest and Rebecca Dani Vest, both of Elkins; one brother, George David Vest and wife, Marcia, of Churchville, Virginia; two grandchildren, Johnathan Edward Carl and wife, Jessica, and Kari Amber Carl; two great-grandchildren, Emmilen Elizabeth Huie and Liam Christopher Devers; two nieces, Sandi Irene Bryant of Ashley, North Carolina, and Melanie Lee Mingee of Hampton, Virginia; and one uncle, Earl Robert Vest of Close Mountain.

Preceding Charles in death besides his parents was a niece, Kimberly Vest.

Charles was a graduate of Hampton High School in Hampton, Virginia with the class of 1962. He had worked as an electrician for thirty years. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and genealogy research. He was past Grand Master of the IOOF of West Virginia and a member of Randolph IOOF 116, Delphia Rebekah Lodge 62, William Ewing Encantment 55, Tucker Canton 8 and Tygarts Pythian 76. At the time of his death, Charles had been a significant research contributor working with George Triplett on a book to be published at a later date titled, “Our Proud Mountain Roots.”

Visitation will be held at the Hostetler Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6p.m. until 8 p.m. At 7:30 p.m, the Randolph IOOF Lodge 116 will conduct an honorary service. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 11 a.m. Pastor David Collins will officiate, and interment will follow at Parsons City Cemetery in Parsons.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Randolph Lodge 116, IOOF, PO Box 447, Elkins, WV 26241.

The Hostetler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Charles Daniel Vest.

Send online condolences to the family at www.hostetlerfuneralhome.com.