September 1, 2023, 71, Faison —
Charles Edward Deaver, a lifelong resident of the Skeeter Point area near Faison, passed away unexpectedly in the early Friday morning hours of September 1, 2023. He was 71 and was at home when death occurred.
Mr. Deaver had been employed at Chas. F. Cates & Son Pickle Company which later became Dean’s Foods, for a span of time, but it was at Piggly Wiggly Grocery Stores in Mount Olive, Clinton, and Newton Grove where most of his working career was spent. There he was produce manager.
He was a member of Goshen New Life Church and was known for his friendliness with the ability to make everyone feel special and most welcome. He had been a long-time volunteer with Suttontown Rescue before his retirement from the squad.
Mr. Deaver leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Faye Howard Deaver, of the home; a daughter, Amanda Deaver Davidson and husband, James, of Seven Springs; a son, Lucas Deaver and his wife, Paula, of Goldsboro; four beloved grandchildren, Kalaeb Pate and Mackenzie Pate, both of Seven Springs, and Jonathan Deaver and Charlie Deaver, both of Goldsboro; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruth and Larry DeYoung of Roxboro, Jean and Jerry Blackman of Raleigh, Joyce Pierce of Skeeter Point area, Faison, and Alice and Doug Thompson of Morehead City; a step-sister, Hope Pate and husband, Greg, of Florida; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Deaver and Terri Deaver, both of Skeeter Point area, Faison; a brother-in-law, Robert Howard of Raleigh; and there are several nieces and nephews. Also surviving is his father-in-law, Ressie Howard of Mount Olive, along with Faye’s siblings and their families.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Esther King Deaver; his father and stepmother, Johnnie Ivey Deaver and Ruby Deaver; a sister, Rosemary Howard; and brothers, J. Ivey Deaver, Jr. and Henry Deaver.
The family will be receiving friends at the residence, and also at Goshen New Life Church on Tuesday, September 5, beginning at 11:30 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 1:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Officiating will be Pastor Ken White. Burial will follow at Wayne Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial gifts be made to the funeral home to assist with final expenses