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Charles Henry Venters

Charles Henry Venters

September 27, 2021, 69, Seven Springs –

Charles Henry Venters, 69, began eternal rest from his labors on Monday, September 27, 2021. Charles was born in Pitt County to the late Spurgeon Carroll Venters and Dorothy Wilson Venters on October 28, 1951. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Dawn Cauley Venters; and sister, Camille Heins.

Always taking interest and pride in his family, Charles looked for opportunities to interact with and care for them. He volunteered as a little league baseball coach for as long as his nephews were eligible to play. Saturdays were made for trips to Barnes Motor Parts and a stop at Edward’s Pharmacy for a cheeseburger. Wanting to have it no other way, his daughter was right there in tow with him for these weekly excursions.

Hardworking and loyal, Charles hardly ever missed a day at his job with Dupont, and after retirement continued to work for Neuse Regional Water and Sewer Authority. He was equally dependable to his family and friends, maintaining many close relationships with the folks around Hussey’s Crossroads. He had a humorous spirit and was known to always keep something stirred up. To get a chuckle from a friend was just part of Charles’s daily routine.

There was no better place of peace and contentment for Charles than at his stables with the horses. Truly part of his family, the love and trust between them was exceptional. If Charles couldn’t be with his horses, he’d just as soon be golfing as anything else.

Charles had a sweet tooth that couldn’t be satisfied. This started from an early age, where he’d often hide his mother’s chocolate pie just so others would think it was all gone. Shortly thereafter, you’d often find him with a piece in his hand. Mountain Dew was his drink of choice, and nothing went better with a Mountain Dew than a bag of M & M’s.

Having an eye for artistic beauty, Charles was very creative and used his talents well. He could draw anything, and his woodworking encompassed everything from furniture building to finish carpentry. As a hobby, Charles wrote beautiful poems that flowed naturally from his heart to his pen.

A service to remember and celebrate Charles’s life will be held by the graveside on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at his farm on Budd Fields Road, Seven Springs.

Charles is survived by his daughter, Melissa McLawhorn and husband, Jason; grandson, Cameron McLawhorn; siblings, Ronald Venters, Sr. and wife, Sue, Wilson Venters and wife, Katherine, and Bobby Venters and wife, Jody; brother-in-law, Richard Heins, Sr.; nieces and nephews, Ron Venters and wife, Julie, Amanda Abbott and husband, Robbie, Todd Venters and wife, Gwyn, Ashley Norville and husband, Bobby, Stephen Venters and wife, Katie, Richard Heins, II and wife, Jennifer, and Beverly Heins; along with many great-nieces, great-nephews, and countless friends.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, LaGrange.

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