Charles Lewis Friend, 83, of Wheeling died Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Carriage Inn Nursing Home, Cadiz, Ohio.

He was born January 19, 1931 in Wheeling, WV, the son of the late Nile and Wilma Ruthers Friend.

He was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel’s Beech Bottom plant, and was a member of West Liberty Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Grace Luverta Sheppard Friend; his children: Charles Friend and his wife, Jane, Charlotte Wheeland, Gerald Friend, Russell Friend and his wife, Jennifer, and Matthew Friend and his wife, Jennifer; two brothers, Dale (Bud) Friend and Arthur Friend; three sisters: Helen Tennant, Violet Blake and Dorothy Gardner; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at West Liberty Christian Church with the Rev. Dennis Arnold officiating.

Interment in Prall Cemetery, West Liberty.

Personal condolences may be made to the family at www.kepnerfuneral. com.

Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, 2101 Warwood Ave., Wheeling (304-277-2722).