ANDERSON, Charles Everett, 84, of Cameron, WV, passed away Friday, November 9, 2012 in Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center, Wheeling, WV.
He was born March 27, 1928 in Wetzel County, son of the late William Hobert and Fannie Long Anderson.
Charles was owner and operator of Anderson Funeral Home in Cameron, WV, for over 50 years, a member of the First Christian Church of Cameron, a 1947 graduate of Cameron High School, 1950 graduate of Pittsburgh Mortuary Science, and 1958 graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of the American Legion Post #18 Cameron where he was most recently recognized as a 60-year continuous member, and a member of the Junior Order Council #117 of Berkeley Springs, WV.
Charles was very instrumental with the introduction of Simmental Cattle in West Virginia and the United States. He was credited as the breeder of the first female 7/8ths full blooded Simmental from east of the Mississippi and fourth born on U.S. soil. He was co-founder and the first president of the W.V. Simmental Association. A licensed private pilot for 50 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by on brother, Robert "Andy."
Survived by his wife Margelee Stewart Anderson of 58 years; one daughter, Dr. Charla Anderson of Wheeling, WV; three sons, John Anderson of Berkeley Springs, WV, Jeffrey (Debby) Anderson and Brent (Doris) Parker Anderson all of Moundsville, WV; one sister, Rose Mae Ward of Paris, PA; one brother, Junior (Joy) Anderson of Cameron, WV; seven grandchildren, Jan, Craig, Shelby, Michelle, Zachary, Brittany and Luke; and four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family will receive friends Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Anderson Funeral Home, 1109 2nd St. Moundsville, WV from 5-8 p.m. and Monday November 12, 2012 at the Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 39 Maple Ave., Cameron, WV from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where services will be held on Tuesday at noon with Pastor Kenny Hardway and Pastor Doug Richardson officiating.
Cameron American Legion Post #18 will conduct military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 7 North Ave., Cameron, WV 26033.