Obituary for Charles "Charlie" Virden
Charles Erwin Virden passed away on November 4th at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV surrounded by family and dear friends after a brief, hard fought battle with leukemia. He was born in New Martinsville on March 21, 1945 to Elmer Lee and Orpha Mae ( Haught) Virden. He retired from Bayer Corporation in 2001. He was an United States Army Veteran and served in the Viet Nam War. He was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in New Martinsville, WV.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Mary Kay (Meeks) Virden, daughters, Mendy Virden, Marla Salisbury ( Kevin) and grandsons Alex and Joshua, all of Morgantown, WV. He is also survived by his brother, Ronald Virden (Susan) of Schecksville, PA and sisters, Delores Batson (Jim), Carolyn Davis of Paden City, and Marilyn Cotter, New Martinsville, WV, Sister-in-law, Lydia Virden of New Martinsville, WV, George Meeks (Marjorie) , Paden City, WV and Sue Ann Meeks of St Mary's , WV, many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his brother, Donald Virden, brother-in-laws, Tom Davis and Harry Meeks. Charles was a truly great man that was taken too soon and will be forever missed by his family. He possessed great traits that we should all strive to be like. He was Commander of the Paden City Legion and a member of the Sistersville VFW and their Honor Guard.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m., Monday, November 6th at Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home in New Martinsville, WV. Funeral service will be held at the First Christian Church in New Martinsville, WV at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 7th. Interment will be at Paden Memorial Gardens in Paden City, WV. Full military honors will be given. His family would like to thank Dr. Nilay Shah and the wonderful nurses at the bone marrow transplant unit at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, New Martinsville, WV