Harvey, Charlie

Written by David Green.

Charlie Harvey, 61, of Casar, N.C., died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Carolinas Medical Center after an unexpected illness.

Born in Lenawee County, Mich., on June 1, 1949, he was the son of the late Everette Riddle and Martha Hall Riddle.

A former Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, he was a combat veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. Charlie worked for Grace Hospital for more than 20 years as a respiratory therapist and assisted as a camp counselor at Camp Ginger Cascades.

He is survived by his companion, Hilda Harris; children, Troy Harvey of Morenci,  Mich., Shane (and Kary) Harvey of Greer, S.C., Jill (and Allen) Lineberger of Casar, Mary (and Jason) Burdette of Morganton, N.C., and Ben Hutchins of Morganton; grandchildren, Clay and Alexis Harvey, Emma and Eli Lineberger, and Shelby Kirby, Ashley, and Noah Burdette; sisters, Jerry Bell of Morenci, Linda Barr of Hickory, N.C., and Deb Riddle of Oak Island, N.C.; and his former wife, Laura McAllister.

In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his first wife, Sherry Gipperich.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home. At the conclusion of the visitation, military honors will be provided by Valdese American Legion Post #234.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690.

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