SHANNON — Mr. Charlie Oxendine, of Shannon Road, was born on March 18, 1917, in Robeson County.
A service of remembrance will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Revels Funeral Home Chapel Lumberton, Mr. William Averette and Mr. John Abner officiating.
He was a lover of the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a construction worker for many years. Mr. Charlie was known for his wisdom and was known as a "man of his word". He was very outspoken even though they may not have liked what he said, they respected him. His mornings always began by reading the Daily Text along with his Bible.
He was preceded in death by his children, Charlie Jr., Velton and Delton; a very special son-in-law, Dwayne Rumsey; a great-great grandson, Loren Grey Lockwood; his father, William Henry Oxendine; his mother, Pinky Lee Oxendine; his brothers, Wade, Emory, Kenly and Lacy; his sisters, Elizabeth, Mary Catherine, and Viola.
He leaves to forever cherish his memory the love of his life for 76 years, Allie Mae Oxendine (Booty); his daughters, Cathleen Rumsey of Lumberton, Francis and Jerald Smith, Gaynell and Charlie Dial, Patricia and Carlis Locklear, Virginia and James Bell, all of Shannon, and Darlene and Jimmy Lowery of Lumberton; his sons, Kelton (Buddy) and Patricia Oxendine of Little Rock, Ark., and Charles Oxendine of the home; a sister, Othelea Jones of Red Springs; 12 grandchildren that were his pride and joy, Tony, Cindy, Steven, Dennis, Anthony, Crystal, Cory, Tonya, Brittany, Kimberly, Brandy, and Buddy; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.