KINGS MOUNTAIN - Charles Andrew "Red" Neisler died peacefully on Oct. 14, 2012, at Hospice of Cleveland County, Kings Mountain.
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Charles was born Sept. 14, 1927, to Paul Mauney Neisler and Kathryn Moss Neisler in their home in Kings Mountain.
Charles was a graduate of Fishburn Military Academy and Davidson College. After college he worked for Blackmer & Company in Kings Mountain, first as a cotton buyer and then as a cotton broker. In 1964 he joined his father and brothers at Dicey Mills, Inc. in Shelby as a salesman where he worked until his retirement. He was a lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church serving as Deacon, Elder and Sunday School Teacher for many years. Charles was an avid and accomplished golfer, winning the Kings Mountain Club Championship in 1963 and 1965. He was a devoted fan of Davidson Athletics, being an inaugural member of the Davidson Fast Break Club. He also was a 61 year member of the Kings Mountain Kiwanis Club.
Charles is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Sommers Neisler; his three sons Charles A. Neisler Jr., George Scott Neisler, and Lee Sommers Neisler; daughters-in-law, Sylvia M. Neisler, Dawn N. Neisler, and Lisa C. Neisler; grandsons, Charles A. Neisler III, George Garrett Neisler and Maxwell Sommers Neisler; and granddaughters, Wendy A. Neisler, Virginia A. Neisler, Charlotte "Carly" L. Neisler, and Rachel Lee Neisler. Charles is also survived by his twin brother, Henry Parks Neisler. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul M. Neisler Jr.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 111 E. King Street, Kings Mountain, with the Rev. Lee Thomas officiat-ing.
Family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to Annette-Cranford Scholarship Fund, c/o First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1188, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or Davidson Athletic Foundation, P.O. Box 7172 Davidson, NC 28035-7172.
A guest register is available at www.harrisfunerals.com.
Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Oct. 17, 2012