Charles Edward Grapes, age 81 of South Ford Road, Moorefield, W.Va., passed away Friday morning, November 11, 2016 at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester, VA. He was born on November 2, 1935 near Moorefield a son of the late Walter Blake Grapes and Bessie (Hose) Grapes. From the age of six, he was raised by Martha “Maddie” Wilson who predeceased him along with a brother and two sisters. He was the last member of his immediate family.
He was a member of McNeill’s Rangers Camp #582, Sons of Confederate Veterans, a U.S. Air Force Veteran having served overseas in Morocco and a member of the Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are nieces, nephews, friends and special friends, Mark & Sally Malcolm his caregivers.
A Funeral Service was conducted 11:00 AM Monday, November 14, 2016 at the Fraley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Washington Street, with Pastors Russell & Lucy Webster officiating. Interment followed with Military Graveside Honors at the Olivet Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to McNeill’s Rangers Camp #582, c/o David Judy, Commander, 11 Paul Judy Lane, Arthur, W.Va. 26847. Condolences, shared memories and photos may be left on Charles’s Tribute Wall at www.fraleyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Fraley Funeral Home.