Charles Lewis Searcy

Published 5:37 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Charles Lewis Searcy, 77, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at Hospice Cleveland County.

Searcy was a native of Polk County and the son of the late Randolf Bill and Hester Ruff Searcy. He was a graduate from Mill Springs High School in Mill Springs, N.C. He served his country as an army medic from 1956 – 1958 and then served in the army reserves from 1958 – 1960.

Mr. Searcy worked as a lab technician for 25 years with J&C Dyeing in Shelby. He was a 44-year member at Morning Star Baptist Church and was one of the founding and charter members.

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He was honored with a plaque at a dinner on July 30, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Mitchell Searcy.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Searcy; a son, Timothy Searcy and wife Darlene of Clarksville, Ind.; two brothers; Garland Searcy and wife, Lois, and Milo Searcy and wife, Ann, both of Mill Springs; three sisters, Geraldine Price and husband, Clyde, of Columbus, Polly Cox and husband, Donald, of Hendersonville and Dallie Corbett and husband, James, of Hendersonville; one granddaughter, Tia Slone of Mooresboro; four step-grandchildren, Brittany, Adam, Darby and James; three step-great grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 at Morning Star Baptist Church. The Rev. Keith Lindzy and the Rev. Ralph Belcher will officiate.
Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery. The family received friends from Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 at Morning Star Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, N.C. 28150, Morning Star Baptist Church, 832 South Post Road, Shelby N.C. 28152, or the charity of donor’s choice.

Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Searcy.

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