Charles “Charlie” “Pops” Howard Matheny, 60, of Clarksburg, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, unexpectedly after a brief illness. He was born in Clarksburg, WV on November 18, 1960, the son of the late Charles Edgar and Faye Wolfe Matheny.
Charlie graduated from Emmanuel Christian School in 1979. Charlie lived in several different states and worked many jobs throughout his life. No matter where he has traveled, he has always been proud to tell others about his hometown, Clarksburg, WV. He was one of the hardest working men you would ever meet. When his father had a stroke and had to be placed in a nursing home, Charlie helped his mother, Faye Wolfe Matheny, make bread to sell to the neighbors, mowed grass, and completed odd jobs to help provide for Faye.
Eventually, Charlie met and married the love of his life, the late Shanon Matheny, who proceed him in death in April 2015. He was a loving and attentive husband. The last 10 years of Shanon’s life, Charlie provided the total care Shanon needed. He absolutely adored her and was utterly lost when she passed. When she was alive, Charlie would let Shanon buy any kitchen appliance or gadget her heart desired- even though everyone knew she would never use them. He never complained. His family takes comfort in knowing he is reunited with her and probably laughing at the “hot mess” his family has become without both of them.
Charlie enjoyed a lot of things in his life including hunting and online gaming. He had a great love of cooking. He really enjoyed cooking for his family during the holidays. He also shared a love of WWE Wrestling with his grandchildren. Charlie was an avid Mountaineer and Steeler fan, but his favorite sports to watch were the sports his grandchildren participated in. He would be in the stands gleaming with pride. Most of all, Charlie was devoted to his family and devoted many hours to making memories with his grandchildren. It didn’t matter if that was playing with barbies or running around the yard with nerf guns.
As the grandchildren have gotten older, Charlie learned to master the Xbox to continue to spend time with them. He was a great mentor to his grandchildren and would often start out life lessons by saying “back in my day”. He was their Hero. He was always patching up scrapped knees, providing homework help, or making a special snack and giving words of encouragement. Charlie would often tell his grandchildren how proud he was of each of them. Without their “Pops”, his grandchildren will no longer have Charlie to act as a laundry service, personal chef, or their entrainment committee. They were blessed enough to be able to call Charlie “Pops” and lucky to have his love and guidance.
Charlie never met a stranger. He could, and would, talk to anyone. Charlie would invite people in, offer a hot cup of coffee and a home cooked meal, and lend a listening ear with no judgement as he was one of the most geniue people you would ever encounter. His online friends will probably be missing their conversations also. His family had no clue he had such an impact on so many people across the county and would like to thank them all for the friendship you shared.
Charlie is survived by David Hardy, & grandchildren Jackson Hardy, Ariel Hardy all of Phoenix, AZ , Kristen Thomas (Michael Beverage), whom he lived with; many who called Charlie “Papaw”, Tristan Vickarny, Kolt Thomas, Kenny Thomas, Dionna Thomas, Kourtney Thomas, Tyler Chandler , Jared Beverage, Kaleb Thomas, Mackenzie Thomas, Emily Arbogast, Hannah Beverage, Kregg Thomas, Fletcher Beverage , Rosealee Beverage; one Great Grandson; one special friend, Cynthia Lynch, whom provided Charlie with happiness again and gave him so much to look forward to with his upcoming trip to Texas and having a future filled with new adventure and possibilities; and one fat and sassy dog, Sugar Bear, who will now have to eat kibble instead of the daily “people food” he had grown accustom to.
The family would like to thank those several doctors and nurses who worked extremely hard and provided excellent care to, not only Charlie, but the entire family. They are very grateful.
In addition to his parents and beautiful wife, Charlie was preceded in death by his grandsons, Inman Thomas and Joshua Pendleton.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Davis Funeral Home, 124 Olen Thomas Drive, Clarksburg, WV 26301, from 4:00 PM until the time of service at 6:00 PM with Pastor Michael Burge officiating. Online condolences can be made to Charlie’s memorial page on our website at www.Davisfuneralhomewv.com. Davis Funeral Home and onsite Crematory is honored to assist the Matheny Family.
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