CHARLES R. “THE LITTLE DEBBIE MAN” STARKEY, age 91, of Washington CH, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4:05 p.m. at Four Seasons of Washington CH.
He was born on March 23, 1928 in Clarksburg, West Virginia to Charles and Freda Stires Starkey. He was a graduate of Victory High School in Clarksburg. Charles proudly served his country in the US Army Airborne. He was known as “The Little Debbie Man” where he was the local distributor for many years. He was a member of the South Side Church of Christ, was a teacher of the Loyal Disciples Sunday School Class, was a leader of the Bible Bowl for many years and spent many years working with the youth. He was also a member of the F&AM Lodge #107 and the Order of Eastern Star. Charlie had been a Boy Scout leader and also a little league coach. He enjoyed studying the Bible, watching sports, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frances M. Martindale Starkey, whom he married on July 8, 1956; son, Charles Terry Michael Starkey; and sister, June Starkey.
Survivors include his daughters; Bonnie (Greg) Blumenthal, and Beverly (Ronnie) Dawson; grandchildren, Tami, Kami, Jeff, and David Dawson, Michael Starkey, Vickie Brown, Chad Starkey, Jeremy Baldridge, Tara, and Patty Horton; daughter-in-law, Sandi Starkey; 22 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Emma Clevenges; brothers, Paul Starkey, and Lawrence “Larry” (Bobbi) Starkey; and his Goddaughter, Cheryl Stockwell. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the South Side Church of Christ, 921 S. Fayette St., Washington CH, OH 43160, with Danny Dodds officiating with burial to follow at the Highlawn Cemetery. Family and friends may visit at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. A Masonic service will be held at 10:00 a.m. followed by an Eastern Star service.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Summers Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.summersfuneralhome.com
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