Obituary of Charles "Buzzy" Franklin Wolfe
Charles “Buzzy” Franklin Wolfe, 87, of Barrackville, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at WVU Fairmont Medical Center. He was born in Pine Grove on October 31, 1936, a son of the late Kenneth Kelsie Wolfe and Mabel Ruby Opal Cale Wolfe. Charles is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Martha Jane Shaffer Wolfe; daughters, Deborah Wolfe Irvine (Roger) of Marlinton, WV and Crystal Lea Crossland Offutt of Fairmont; grandson, Keifer Crossland (Katlin) of Fairmont; great-grandchildren, Kyndal and Kamrynn Crossland; brother, Donald Wolfe (Carol) of Moody’s Run; sister, Barbara Mullenax (Raymond) of Pine Grove; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Wolfe of Monumental and Beverly Wolfe of Idamay; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Louise Wolfe, three brothers, Kenneth “Sonny” Wolfe (Maggie), Jerry Wolfe, and Edward Wolfe. Charles worked for 23 years as a miner and mine foreman at Bethlehem Mines Corporation Barrackville No. 41 until his retirement on November 30, 1982 when the mine closed. He then worked as a bus driver and carpenter for the Marion County Board of Education. He helped building the Sturgiss United Methodist Church in Masontown, WV. Also, he used his carpentry skills helping family, neighbors, and friends. Charles was a member of Barrackville United Methodist Church, Fairmont Masonic Lodge #9 A.F. & A.M., and the Morgantown Scottish Rite. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, feeding his deer, spending time and working at the farm, going to Canada with his wife, watching the Steelers and WVU, and spending time with his family. The family will receive friends at Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, WV 26554, on Sunday, November 26, 2023, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and on Monday, November 27, 2023, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. The casket will lie in state at Sturgiss United Methodist Church, 1861 Snake Hill Road, Masontown, WV 26542, on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. The funeral service will be held in the church on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Reverend David Myers officiating. A committal service will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Masontown where masonic ritualistic services will be provided by Fairmont Masonic Lodge #9 A.F. & A.M. A dinner will be provided at the church following the committal service. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.