Fred Charles

GOODY, Ky. — Fred Cecil Charles, 92, of Goody, Ky., passed away Sun., May 25, 2014, following a long illness.

Born April 20, 1922, in Greenup, Ky., he was a son of the late George and Hester Fife Charles. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Reda Charles Tyson.

He married Lola West on July 14, 1943 at Jenkins, Ky. Fred owned and operated Lola and Fred's Gas Station and Drive Inn in the 1940s before moving to Palatka, Fla., where he ran a successful chicken farm. Fred and Lola returned to the Williamson area in 2006 to the family homestead. Fred was an active member of the Palatka Church of God and the Pinsonfork Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Lola Charles; daughter, Freda Charles of Abingdon, Va.; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Wed., May 28, at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home with Todd Claypool officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Memory Gardens at Huddy, Ky.

Pallbearers will be Donovan Slone, Rock Henry, Dave Gay, Fred Goins, Freddy Goins Jr. and Bud Slone.

Visitation be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Online condolences at

R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky., is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral Home

R. E. Rogers Funeral Home
25062 Us Hwy 119 Belfry, KY 41514
(606) 353-7212

Published in Williamson Daily News from May 26 to May 27, 2014