Charles William Cline 89 years old of Chattaroy, West Virginia was called home to be with the Lord Saturday, May 9, 2020. Charles was a loving, caring, husband, father, grand-father, educator, and hero to us all. Charles was born November 10, 1930 at Isaban, WV the son of Everett and Ethel Hoderfield Cline.
Charles was married to Donna Faye (Spaulding) Cline. They have one daughter, Charlotte Dawn Stewart. He was a grandfather to three grandchildren, Sarah, Noah, & Caitlyn. They were his pride and joy.
Charles was a 1949 Honor Graduate & Class President of Gilbert High School. He served as Yearbook Editor, National Honor Society and Beta Club member. Charles served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957. He received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Concord College in 1960. His Master of Arts Degree from Marshall University was conferred in June of 1963. He also attended Berea College and Bank Street College in New York City. Charles was an educator for 40 years in the Mingo County School System. He started teaching in a 3-room schoolhouse. He served as a Principal for several years, he worked as a Curriculum Specialist, Assistant Title I Director, and was the Title I Director for Mingo County Schools at the time of his retirement in 1998.
Charles attended the Chattaroy Church of God. It was a joyous occasion when he was baptized by his longtime friend and fellow educator Rev. W.L. Bostic and his son Pastor Mike Bostic. Charles was a member and Past Master of Iaeger Lodge 148. He received his 50-year pin in 2017. He served on the Board of Directors at ARH Hospital. He loved fishing, studying his Bible, and working word search puzzles. Charles was an avid reader and had a vast library.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents Everett and Ethel Cline, brothers Parker Cline, Clark Cline, and Allen Cline. He is survived by his wife Donna, daughter Charlotte (Mark)Stewart, grandchildren Sarah Rhodes, Noah Rhodes & (fiance’ Ariel Ritchie), Caitlyn Stewart, and a sister Dorene Gillman.
Friends and family are invited to join the Cline family on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. for a celebration of his life at Mounts Funeral Home in Gilbert, West Virginia with Rev. Mike Bostic officiating. Burial will follow in the Cline Family Cemetery, Gilbert, WV with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
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