Charles Ernest Yancey

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Charles Ernest Yancey

Charles Ernest Yancey, 79, of Charlottesville departed this life on Sunday, November 7 at his home peacefully surrounded by his family.

Mr. Yancey was born May 16, 1942 in Albemarle County to the late Roy & Margaret Yancey. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Lorita M. Yancey; sons Charles “Scott” (Mary Beth) & Brian K. Yancey of Charlottesville; grandsons Christopher & Jacob; granddaughter Samantha; siblings Roy Lee (Karen) Yancey and June Davis.

Charlie retired from the US Post Office in Charlottesville in 1996. He was affectionately known to all the kids as either Paw Paw or Big Charlie and he was a true cowboy who loved nothing more than to saddle up his horses and give them rides through the pasture. He was in his true element out on a long trail ride & made many friends near & far who shared his passion for riding. Charlie had a keen eye for a bargain and loved flea markets and sales. He was a collector of many treasures. In his retirement, he & Lorita enjoyed annual trips through Pennsylvania visiting Amish farms and taking in the beautiful country. He loved gardening and always shared his crops with all the neighbors. 

The family would like to extend special thanks to Hospice of the Piedmont and caregivers Lydia Woodson and Cathy Rosenberry for their love and support through Charlie’s illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Cross Episcopal Church c/o The Cemetery Fund 2523 Craigs Store Road Batesville, VA, 22924. A graveside service was held November 20, at Holy Cross.

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