Charles Friend

Obituary of Charles Steven Friend

                                                 Charles S. “Buzzy” Friend, Sr.,»(Do not delete this line. It does not print.  Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)


     72 of Morgantown died Friday January 28, 2022, at Mon General Hospital surrounded by his family, in Morgantown.


     The son of the late Franklin O. and Wilma P. Fortney Friend, he was born May 29, 1949, in Morgantown.


     He graduated from Terra Alta High School in the class of 1967.  He served in the U.S. Army.  He retired from the Morgantown Post Office as a letter carrier after 41 years of service. He decided to work at Duncan Donuts and ended up being a mentor to many young adults.  He was an auctioneer for Elliott and Friend Auctions.


     Buzzy was a baseball coach for his boys from T-Ball through Babe Ruth League.  He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Eagles.  He was the corn hole champion and enjoyed camping.  He enjoyed watching his grandchildren in demolition derbies and GNCC racing. He was a die-hard Harley Davidson rider.


     He is survived by a son and spouse, Chad “Hank” and Beth Friend of Oakland; a daughter, Cheryl Friend-Pettit and companion Stephen Morris of Terra Alta; daughter-in-law, Emilee Friend of Oakland; a brother and spouse, James and Jo Friend of Buckhannon; sister and spouse, Inetta and Charles Frantz of South Carolina; six grandchildren, Ashlee Sierra Friend, Trenten Friend, Ava Friend, Charlee and Izabella “Izee” Pettit and Ryder Friend; former wife and best friend, Charlotte Friend; many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.


     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charles S. Friend, Jr. and a sister, Arletta Friend.


     Family and friends will be received at the Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta on Sunday, February 6, 2022, from 2-6 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 7, 2022 until the 11:00 a.m. time of service with Bob Murphy officiating.  Military services will be provided by Preston County Honor Guard.  Burial will follow in the Centenary Cemetery.

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