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 J. 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 also was 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. Saturday, Oct. 26, from Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, 385 S. Main St. in Philippi. The Revs Gene Carey and Bradley Howdershelt will officiate, and cremation will follow. Private interment will be scheduled at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m.. until 7 p.m., the funeral hour.
Stemple & Forman Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.