Charles Eugene McFann, 83, of Lexington, a retired engineer for the US Navy,of 59 Meadowview Dr. died on Monday June 16 at his home surrounded by his wife and family. He was born on December 1, 1930 in Montpelier, Ohio to the late Harold Perry and Pearl Lillian McFann. He is survived by his wife Ellen McFann of the residence, children Bill (Judi) of Piney Point, MD, Kim (Joe) of Inwood, WV, Carole (Keith) of Danville, VA and Matt of Piney Point, MD and grandchildren Jen McFann, Sara McFann, Adrian Seljeseth, Mike McFann, Tony Gilbert, Mandy Brown and Scott Brown. He is also survived by a sister Aileen Bergauff, and brothers Ralph McFann and Paul McFann. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Harold McFann, James McFann, and Howard McFann and a granddaughter Angela Marie Gilbert.
He will always be remembered for his generous and giving spirit which was demonstrated by how he lived his life. He loved his country and served as a Marine in Korea and as a civilian engineer for the Navy in Vietnam. He was a Mason and a member of Porter Lodge 137. He was member and past Commander of VFW Post 1499 and American Legion Post 126. In addition to his country, he loved his church. He was a deacon and trustee of Neriah Baptist Church and helped to run the Neriah Food Pantry for 14 years. He supported the youth of the community by his involvement in the Rockbridge County 4-H Livestock program. After his retirement from the Navy, Chuck enjoyed his time as a shepherd raising his Suffolk sheep.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at Harrison Funeral Home in Lexington. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, VFW Post 1499, or Neriah Baptist Church.
Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.