Charles Montgomery Lashley

Published 7:54 am Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mr. Charles Montgomery Lashley, 88, of Farmington, died on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Autumn Care of Mocksville.

He was born Jan. 10, 1929, in Richland County, S.C. to the late Floyd Montgomery and Mary Nell Hartman Lashley. Mr. Lashley was a lifelong member of Farmington United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from McLean Trucking Co. in Winston-Salem after 33 years and from T&L Trucking Co. in Advance. Mr. Lashley was a member of Farmington Masonic Lodge 265, where he had been past Master and had received the award for 50 years of service. He was Worthy Patron as a member of the Eastern Star. He enjoyed traveling with his family, family gatherings, was a reader and a mentor to many people. Mr. Lashley was community oriented having served on the Farmington Volunteer Fire Department. He started the first girl’s softball team in Farmington.

Survivors: his wife of 60 years, Lorene Doub Lashley of the home; 3 children, Debbie Lashley of Tennessee, Cecil Lashley (Kerstin) of Winston-Salem and Mary Corriher (Jacky) of Mocksville; and 3 grandchildren, William Lashley, Cindy Corriher and Anna Corriher.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at Farmington United Methodist Church with the Rev. Arnold Gosnell officiating. Burial will follow in Farmington Community Cemetery with Military Honors and Masonic Graveside Rites. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 5-7 p.m. at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Farmington UMC, 1939 Farmington Road, Mocksville; or Farmington Community Cemetery, c/o Bonnie Joyner, 155 Pineville Road, Mocksville.