Charles Edward Pilcher
Published 1:16 pm Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Mr. Charles Edward Pilcher, 80, of Farmington, a beloved figure in the community, passed away on Nov. 3, 2023 surrounded by the warmth of his family.
Born on July 27, 1943 in Forsyth County to the late George Cephus and Capetolia Grace Rupard Pilcher, Charlie lived a life dedicated to service and compassion. A faithful member of Eatons Baptist Church, he found purpose in his 52-year tenure in the Maintenance Department of Yadkin Valley Telephone, demonstrating unwavering dedication and skill.
Charlie’s commitment extended beyond the workplace, as he devoted his time to the Volunteer Fire Department, embodying the true spirit of community service. A gentle giant with a heart of generosity, he touched the lives of many with his generosity and kindness. His legacy as a “Gifted Mechanic” and his love for mowing yards became a symbol of his passion for making the world a better place, one act of service at a time.
In his 56 years of marriage, Charlie was a loving and devoted husband to Rebecca “Becky” Booe Pilcher. He was a cherished father to his sons, Phillip (Tami) Pilcher and Jonathan (Joni) Pilcher, and a proud “Poppaw” to his grandchildren, Lydia Grace Pilcher, Joshua Pilcher, Zeb Pilcher, and Clayton Pilcher.
Charlie’s memory lives on through his sister, Mary (Norris) Renegar, his special niece, Ember White, his dear friend, Tommy York; and many nieces, nephews, beloved friends, and church family. He was preceded in death by his brothers, James Thomas Pilcher, Harvey Eldridge Pilcher, George Wilson Pilcher, and Amos Cephus Pilcher. Charlie leaves behind a legacy of love, service, and compassion.
A graveside service to celebrate Charlie’s life was held at 1 p.m. on Monday at Farmington Community Cemetery, officiated by Rev. David Gilbreath. Following the service, a gathering of friends will take place at Farmington Community Center, offering an opportunity for the community to come together and share cherished memories.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; Samaritan’s Purse 801 Bamboo Road, Boone, NC; or to Trellis Hospice, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC reflecting Charlie’s lifelong commitment to helping those in need. Let us remember and honor a remarkable man who left an indelible mark on our hearts and community.
Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the Pilcher Family. Online condolences may be made to: www.gentryfuneralservice.com.