Charles E. Anderson
Charles Everett Anderson, 84, of Cameron, W.Va., passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 in Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling, W.Va.
He was born March 27, 1928 in Wetzel County, son of the late William Hobert and Fannie Long Anderson.
Charles was owner and operator of Anderson Funeral Home in Cameron, W.Va., for over 50 years. A member of the First Christian Church of Cameron.
A 1947 graduate of Cameron High School. 1950 graduate of Pittsburgh Mortuary Science. 1958 graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelors of Science Degree. Also attended N.C. State.
He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. A member of the American Legion Post #18, Cameron where he was most recently recognized as a 60 year continuous member. A member of the Junior Order Council #17 of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
Charles was very instrumental with the introduction of Simmental Cattle in W.Va., and the United States. He was credited as the breeder of the first female 7/8 full blooded Simmental from east of the Mississippi and fourth born on U.S. soil. He was co-founder and the first president of the WV Simmental Association. He was a licensed private pilot for 50 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Robert “Andy” Anderson.
He is survived by his wife, Margelee Stewart Anderson of 58 years; one daughter, Dr. Charla Anderson of Wheeling, W.Va.; three sons, John Anderson of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Jeffrey Anderson and Brent Anderson, both of Moundsville, W.Va.; one sister, Rose Mae Ward of Paris, Pa.; one brother, Junior Anderson of Cameron, W.Va.; seven grandchildren, Jan, Craig, Shelby, Michelle, Zachary, Brittany and Luke; four great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family received friends Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 2nd St., Moundsville, W.Va., from 5-8 p.m. and Monday, November 12, 2012 at the Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 39 Maple Ave., Cameron, W.Va., from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where services were held on Tuesday at 12 noon. Cameron American Legion Post #18 conducted military honors.
This is a paid obituary.