Charles Church

Obituary of Charles Dean Church

Charles “Dean” Church, a resident of Boone, NC passed away March 14, 2020 at the Watauga Medical Center. Dean was born on February 17, 1941 to the late Charlie Hale Church and Edith McGuire Church. He was preceded in death by special uncles, Fin, Wendell, Jack and George Church. He was hard working, strong and proud. As a young man, Dean’s interest and love for automobiles and motorcycles led him to a career as a mechanic for the NCDOT for 32 years. After retirement his interest transformed to carpentry. He spent two years helping to build a home for his family on the same street they had lived on for 56 years. His last and most loved venture took him fishing on every lake, creek or pond he could find. Dean is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Eggers Church, one son, Jason Dean Church and wife Emily Spinks Church, two grandsons, Tucker Hale and Quinton Garrett, one sister, Linda Trexler, one brother, Kenneth Church and a number of beloved aunts, nieces and nephews and cousins. He will always be remembered as a good father, husband, son, brother, friend and neighbor. Due to concerns about the Coronavirus, services for Dean Church will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in his memory to Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, NW, Lenoir, NC 28645. Online condolences may be shared with the Church family at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Church family.
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