Charles Russell Braden

Charles Russell Braden, 64, of Belpre, Ohio, passed away Oct. 11, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born Feb. 17, 1949, in Parkersburg, a son of Marian Hitchcock Simonton and the late William C. Braden.

He was retired from Mark Christopher after 35 years of service. He was coordinator of the Welch’s Pool League and owner/operator of KC’s Lounge. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather (Pap), son and was a generous and loving friend to many.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Pamela Braden; three sons, Charles Braden Jr., Michael Braden and Stephen Bonson, all of Parkersburg; four daughters, Sherry Bonson, Shelia Bonson, Stephanie (Brian) Weaver and Sharlene Swaim, all of Parkersburg; three sisters, Evelyne Duckworth, Kathy Dye and Julie Bonnett, all of Parkersburg; four brothers, Jerry Braden and Clarence Wires, both of Parkersburg, Kenny Braden of Marysville, Ohio, and Mike Braden of Charlotte, N.C.; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, William C. Braden; a sister, Judy Nageleisen; a grandson, Stephen R. Parsons; and a nephew, Joshua R. Uppole.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, W.Va. Burial will follow at Harper Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday and 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

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