Charles W. Pedigo
MOUNT VERNON — Charles W. “Poppy” Pedigo, 82, of Mount Vernon died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Aug. 10, 1925, in Bluefield, W.Va., to the late William and Grace (Blankenship) Pedigo. At the age of 15, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. Moving to Ohio in 1947, he built his family’s first homestead in Columbus and became a resident of Mount Vernon in 1977.
Charles owned and operated C.W. Pedigo Excavating, retiring in 1980. A member of the Southeast Conservation Club and Mount Vernon Moose Lodge, he operated under the CB handle as “Mountaineer.” A country boy at heart, he enjoyed deer hunting and farming was his favorite hobby. In building two homesteads for his family, he considered himself a jack of all trades.
A wonderful father, he was warm hearted, a reminiscent story teller and once a friend, you were a friend for life. He considered raising his family his greatest achievement.
Left to cherish his memory includes his loving wife of almost 60 years, Mary L. (Mager); daughter, Chris (Gary) Hatcher of Mount Vernon; son, Charles L. (Anna) Pedigo of Centerburg; six grandchildren, Kelly, Chuckie, Carissa, Gary, Charles, Derrick; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Maxine Spry of Charleston, W.Va.; nieces and nephews.
Also preceded in death by brother, William; grandparents, Bell and Walter Blankenship; and best friend, George Coffman.
Friends may call Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Ohio 3 at Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.