Charles "Chuck"'s Story
Charles "Chuck" Edwin Haney, 70, of Fairmont, passed away on Friday (Oct. 13, 2017) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
He was born in Fairmont, on May 4, 1947, a son of the late Jobie Haney and Lucy Mae (Tatterson) Haney.
Chuck graduated from East Fairmont High School. He retired from Mon Power after 37 years as a dispatcher in the Fairmont office.
He was a faithful member of the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church and the A.F.& A.M. Masonic Acacia Lodge No. 157 of Fairmont. He enjoyed camping at Big Bear Lake with his family and friends.
He proudly served his country as a sergeant with the 10th Infantry in the U.S. Army, during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Valor for his service.
Following his military service, he was active with the VFW Post 7048 and served as West Virginia state commander. He assisted with numerous military funerals. He was an active member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. As a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Fairmont Chapter, he helped form the Marion County Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Doris (Lanham) Haney; his sons, Ryan Haney of Huntington and John Priolette of Fairmont; his daughter, Alison Bontrager and her husband Matt of Indiana; five very special grandchildren, Haley Bontrager, Nicole Bontrager, Jayden Priolette, Lukus Priolette and Taijanhanna Parker.
He is also survived by his brother, Dave Haney and his wife Shirley of Fairmont; his sister, Jonell Ervin and her husband Jim of Fairmont; and many caring nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Priolette.
Family and friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Jim Zinn officiating. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens with full military honors conducted at the cemetery by the Marion County Veterans Council Honor Guard.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Haney family at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on October 13, 2017