Charles Wayne McPherson

Published 11:46 am Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Charles Wayne McPherson, 81, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at his home in Walnut Hill, Fla.

He was born on April 2, 1932, in Lone Star, Ala., to John and Lillie Mae McPherson. He graduated from Beatrice High School and served his country by spending two years in the Air Force. After retiring from Monsanto in 1984, Charles filled his days with many joyous fishing trips and time with his beloved wife of 58 years.

He was also a devoted grandfather to his two precious grandchildren, and he enjoyed attending their countless school activities and sporting events throughout the years. Charles was a committed member of Atmore Community of Christ Church, where he served in many roles.

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He was active in the community and was a dedicated member of the Walnut Hill Ruritan. Charles was full of love, always smiling, and enjoyed sharing with people the love of God and the joyful sounds of music.

Those who preceded him in death included his parents, John Gordon and Lillie Mae (Salter) McPherson; a sister, Ouida Crawford; and a brother, Gordon Derhylon McPherson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Betty Sue (Lee) McPherson and his son, Larry (Mary) McPherson and two grandchildren, Patrick Wayne McPherson and Charleigh Victoria McPherson.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, from the Huxford Community of Christ Church, with Elders Gary Gilbert and Glenn Waldrop officiating. Interment followed in Huxford Community of Christ Church Cemetery. Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Huxford Community of Christ Church.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Huxford Community of Christ Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Beth Linam, 2661 Pieburn Circle, Atmore, AL 36502 or to Gentiva Hospice Foundation, 7801 Mesquite Bend Drive, Suite 105, Irving, TX 75063.

Johnson Quimby Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.