Charles Newton Zerkle
New Haven,West Virginia

Charles Newton Zerkle of New Haven passed away at St Mary's Medical Center on June 19, 2019. Born October 5, 1933 in New Haven, he was the son of the late Otmer Lee "Peck" Zerkle and the late Neva (Roush) Zerkle. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was a lifelong member of the American Legion Post 140, where he served as commander 1967-1968. He worked for the town of New Haven from 1964-1968, and later served as mayor. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum Corporation in 1991.

Charles was recently preceded in death by Iona (Snyder) Zerkle his beloved wife of 61 years. He was also preceded in death by 3 brothers; Raymond Zerkle, Harold Zerkle and Paul Zerkle.

Charles is survived by 2 sons, Charles N. Zerkle Jr of Barboursville, WV and Elvis Wayne Zerkle of Evans, WV. Other survivors include grandsons Charles N. Zerkle III, Caddric Zerkle, and Caleby Zerkle; granddaughters Tiffany Cole and Haleigh Zerkle and great grandchildren Easton and Collins Cole.

An avid hunter and fisherman, Charles enjoyed annual fishing trips with his family to Canada for over 40 years. In recent years he fished West Virginia rivers, as well as Yellowstone national park and Florida. Charles was unique and genuine, and had many friends who will miss him dearly.

Graveside services for friends and family will be at Sunrise Memorial Gardens, officiated by Jerry Beckett on Saturday June 22, 2019 at 1:00. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation in his memory to the Bend Area C.A.R.E., P.O. Box 542, New Haven, WV. 25265.

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  James H. Anderson
Licensee in Charge
Anderson Funeral Home
PO Box 270
174 Layne Street
New Haven, WV  25265
(304) 882-8200