McGINNIS, Charles Eugene, Sr., 73, of Wheeling, WV., died Tuesday, January 21, 2014, in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling.
He was born January 23, 1940, in Wheeling, WV., the son of the late John C. and Frances Jane Neff McGinnis.
Mr. McGinnis was a steel worker for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel at the Benwood Plant and the Yorkville Plant where he retired; he was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling.
He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather.
Charles loved auctions, flea markets, Southern WV and traveling and camping with his family. He also loved tinkering and working in his garage and liked collecting coal mine script.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Arley”Jim” McGinnis and his twin grandsons, Ryan and Tyler Magers in February of 2001.
Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Sandra Kay Turvey McGinnis; a son, the Reverend Charles E. McGinnis, Jr.; two daughters, Cheri Ann Taggart and her husband, Randy of Triadelphia, WV and Melissa Lynn Magers and her husband, Ron of Benwood, WV; five, grandchildren, Jordan Matthews, Zoey and Chase Taggart, Matthew Stachura and his wife, Rachael and Morgan Magers; three great-grand children, Paytyn, Caydynce and Reagyn Stachura; two brothers, John David McGinnis and Phillip McGinnis and his wife, Helen; a sister, Frances Jane Stahnke and her husband, William and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 12- 3 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger St., Wheeling (304-242-2311). Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling with the Reverend Charles E. McGinnis, Jr. and the Reverend John Mulcahy as concelebrants. Interment in Stone Church Cemetery, Wheeling.
Wake service will be held Sunday, January 26, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent Parish School, 2244 Marshall Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral. com.