Danny Lee ‘Wheelman’ Charles

Published 1:20 pm Monday, December 5, 2016

Mr. Danny Lee “Wheelman” Charles, 62 of Mocksville, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

Surviving: his wife, Joyce; son, Jason Stewart (Angie); daughter, Cindy Prince (Randy); 6 grandchildren, Sarah Dinkins, Meredith Styers (Cody), Christopher Smith, Britani Charles, Caleb and Baylie Cox; 2 great-grandchildren, Wyatt Styers and Priya Charles, all of Mocksville; his mother, Lois Hayes and his 2 sisters, Vicky  Lambert and Kaye Cabe, all of Thomasville; several nieces and nephews; closet friends, Steve Reavis, Richard “Tick” Longworth, John Binkley and Gene Rominger.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, P.A. Clodfelter; father, Arthur Lee Charles; brothers, Randy and Douglas Charles; and sister, Gaye Hayes of Thomasville.

He had retired from the NCDOT Forsyth Equipment Shop and from the Smith Grove Fire Department. He was a member of Cornatzer Baptist Church.  He was everyone’s friend, backyard mechanic and if you knew him well, you knew when he pointed that magic finger; some work was fixing to happen in the shop. As usual Tic, Steve and Gene would jump right in. He loved tractors and many years were spent at tractor pulls with his family and friends.  Often you could find him with Jason at Boy Scout events.  He had a love for old cars and at almost any time of the year car parts and projects would be in the works. Many meals were shared between his brother-in-law Wayne and wife Carol and his in-laws each living on either side of him.  He was a hard worker, a friend faithful and loyal to the end.  He grew up poor, was a rebel child but he grew to a man, raising his family.  His heart was as pure as gold loving his family and friends until the end and even then his concerns were focused on them and their well being.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel. Burial followed in Cornatzer Baptist Church Cemetery. The family receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials: Davie County Firefighter’s Association Benevolence Fund at Bank of the Ozarks.

Condolences: www.hayworth-miller.com.