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Charles J. Whiston

February 2, 1916 ~ July 6, 2015 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Charles Whiston Obituary

Charles Jacob Whiston, 99, of Westover, WV, died Monday, July 6, 2015 at Monongalia General Hospital. He was born February 2, 1916 the third child to John Nelson Whiston and Ann Atkinson Whiston. He married Melissa June Jackson , who preceded him in April 2013, on June 22, 1935. Charles graduated from Morgantown High School at the age of 16 and subsequently, worked in the local coal mines at Dupont Ordinance Works and as an independent insurance agent. He served multiple terms as Sheriff of Monongalia County as well as several terms as a Monongalia County Commissioner. He has also served as mayor of his hometown, Westover, WV. Charles was an avid supporter of WVU athletics from days at the field house, old Mountaineer Field to the present day facilities. He is survived by his son, David Whiston, of Arlington, VA , seven grandchildren and twenty one great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Charles J. Whiston Jr., in February of 1998. Friends may call Dering-Henson Funeral Home Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 P.M. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT THE WESTOVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AT 2:00 P.M. , THURDAY, JULY 9, 2015 . In lieu of flowers, family suggests donation to the Charles J. Whiston Jr. Scholarship Fund &8453 WVU Foundation, P.O. Box 1650 Morgantown, WV 26507-1650. Condolences online at www.dering-henson.com. Caring services are provided by Dering-Henson Funeral Home.

Charles passed on July 6, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 9:00a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Services will be held on July 9, 2015

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