Charles Franklin McGaughey, age 86, of Lake City passed away on Monday, July 09, 2012 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born June 20, 1926 at Lester, AR to Marvin and Jewell Rhama McGaughey. Charles was a 1944 graduate of Dixie High School, a retired farmer and of the Methodist belief. He served 13 years on the Dixie School Board. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post 17 in Paragould.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Edgar, Gene and Jimmy; and two sisters, Betty Lewis and Louise Moore.
Survivors include his wife, Carol McGaughey; two sons, Kelly McGaughey of Lake City and Kevin (Angelia) McGaughey of Jonesboro; four grandsons, Heath (Mariann) McGaughey and Kyle (Autumn) McGaughey all of Lake City, Matthew (Elizabeth ) McGaughey of Wentzville, MO, and Nathan McGaughey of Sunnyside, NY; five great grandchildren, Ryan, Ethan and Evan McGaughey of Lake City, Jackson McGaughey of Wentzville, and Regan McGaughey of Lake City; and two sister-in-laws, Nora McGaughey of North Little Rock and Murleen Davenport of Paragould.
Visitation will be 5-8 pm Tuesday at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home, 1900 West Washington Avenue in Jonesboro.
Funeral services will be 11 am Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. John Snyder and Rev. Bill Sardin officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Log Cemetery.
Charles’ grandsons, Heath, Kyle, Matthew and Nathan McGaughey will serve as pallbearers along with Mark McGaughey and Kenny Griffin.
Don Cheshier, Rick Cheshier, Ralph Crain, Richard Greer, Frank House, Martin Crain, Barry Cudd, Art Dixon, Dale Elder, Wilson Shipman and Bill McLaughlin will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Lasting memorials can be made to either, the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House, the Brookland United Methodist Church or the Pine Log Cemetery.