Charles Dean Pannell, 84, of Ravenswood, WV died on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
Charles was born on November 10, 1935 in Collinsdale, WV (Fayette County) to the late Harry and Letha Burford Pannell. He served in the US Air Force from 1954 to 1958, primarily in Germany. He worked at Kaiser Aluminum for 30 years, retiring in 1988.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley Edwards Pannell, and brother Rick Pannell. He was preceded in death by six brothers and five sisters. In addition, he is survived by his loving sons Mike (Kelly) of Boardman, OH; Pat (Robin) of Millwood, WV, and Ron (Debby) of Hurricane, WV.
“Paw Paw” to his grandchildren (his pride and joy), they are Clancy (Sarah), Cody (Shaun), Andrew, and Ben (Allison) Pannell; Stacy (John) Wratchford; and Samantha (Dustin) Simmons. There are also great grandchildren Jack and Alexandria Pannell; Natalie, Corey, Ryan, Emily, Candace, Aydan, and Caleb Wratchford; Savannah, Issac, and Jakob Simmons; and Raelynn Carter.
Charles loved all sports, especially golf, fishing, and baseball. His favorite teams were the Cincinnati Reds, WV Mountaineers, and any team one of his family member’s was a part of. He was devoted to his family and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Per Charles and Shirley’s request, his body has been donated to the WVU Medical School. Friends and family are welcome to join in honoring him at the Ravenswood Senior Center (511 Washington Street, Ravenswood, WV 26164) from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm on Saturday, February 22. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.