Charles D. “Charlie” Ridgeway & Lana B. Ridgeway
Charles D. “Charlie” Ridgeway, 75, and Lana B. Ridgeway, 75, of Sinks Grove, were always together (where you saw one, you would see the other) and they both died together and will spend eternity together.
Charlie was born June 1, 1948, in Ronceverte and was the son of the late James Charles and Elizabeth Ridgeway Massie. Lana was born June 20, 1948, in Ronceverte and was the daughter of the late Roy and Mary Holcomb Neal.
He was a Navy Veteran during the Vietnam War and a member of the American Legion. Charlie was a home construction contractor for many years and Lana a homemaker, but around retirement time, they both took up farming in the Scott Hollow area of Sinks Grove, Monroe County.
Preceding Charles in death, other than his parents, were his brothers, Jerry Ridgeway and Jody Ridgeway.
Preceding Lana in death, other than her parents, was her brother, Doug Reynolds.
Surviving Charles and Lana are their children, Karen O’Brien (Mark); sons, Charles “Chuck” Ridgeway (Becky) and Michael Ridgeway (Jennifer), all of Sinks Grove; grandchildren, Nikki Moyer (Jonathan Brown), Ryan Wakeford (Kaitlyn Hunter), Cooper Ridgeway, and Baylee Ridgeway; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Blevins, Hunter Blevins, Cain Wakeford, Tiana Daniels, and Kolton Brown.
Charles’s siblings include Sharon Massie of Lewisburg, Valerie Massie (Jake Neely) of Turkey Creek, and Steve “Sam” Massie (Angie Morris) of Ronceverte.
Lana’s siblings include Linda Massie of Staunton, VA, Sherry Falls of Second Creek, Missy Anderson (Brad) of Frankford, Ernie Reynolds (June) of Frankford, Cecil Reynolds of Ronceverte, and Jack Lucas (April) of Fort Spring; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Joint funeral services for Charles and Lana will be Sunday, August 27, 2023, at 4 p.m. at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte with Pastor Scott Kapple and Pastor Andy Howdock officiating, with interment to follow at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery, Organ Cave. (Military graveside rites for Charles will be conducted by the American Legion Post #26).
The family will receive family and friends from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Funeral Home.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte is in charge of arrangements.
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