Charles Ford Deems, 81, of Clay, passed away August 26, 2019 at CAMC Memorial Hospital.
He was born December 5, 1937 in Ira, WV, a son of the late Charles Walter Deems and Gaynell Esther Wood.
Charles helped his neighbors doing different jobs for them including splitting wood. He was a gardener. He was a fantastic cook and enjoyed cooking and baking cornbread. He enjoyed deer hunting and being outdoors. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and in a sawmill over the years of his life.
He is survived by his companion, Matilda Duffield; brother, Danville Deems and wife, Charlotte of Indore; sister, Letha Cantrell of Gassaway.
A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Deems-Duffield Cemetery at Clay, with Reverend Wayne Litton officiating.
Words of comfort and memories may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com.
Service of Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.