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Charles Lee Needham

November 23, 1948 — March 28, 2023

Asheboro

 

Charles Lee Needham, age 74, of Asheboro passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at the Randolph Hospice House.

Mr. Needham was born in Randolph County on November 23, 1948. Charles was formerly employed with Midstate Plastics. He volunteered with the Seagrove Fire Department from 1972-2023, retiring in 2008 as Fire Chief and continued serving as a board member until his death. He was a member of Cornerstone Church in Seagrove. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Egbert Needham and Lucille Johnson, his wife of 34 years, Sandra Needham, and his sister, Betty Floyd. Charles loved being a firefighter, helping his community, and had a big hand in the Randolph County Fire Service. Charles enjoyed spending time with his family and hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his son, Bernard Needham (Terri); grandchildren, Zachary and Corey Needham; siblings, Edna Pierce (Gene), Steve Johnson (Elsie), Carl Wright (Kathy), Pam Purvis (Randy), Phyllis Marion (Charles), Patricia Needham, and Donna Pribble (Steve); sister-in-law, Brenda Edwards (Clinton), and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 31, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue in Asheboro. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the Seagrove Fire Department, 281 East Main in Seagrove with Pastor Nathan Kiser and Pastor Ed Carter officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of Alpine Health & Rehabilitation and the Randolph Hospice House for the loving care given to Charles.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Church, 4590 Seagrove Plank Rd., Asheboro, NC 27205 or the Seagrove Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 299, Seagrove, NC 27341.

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Visitation

Friday, March 31, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Asheboro

437 Sunset Ave. , Asheboro, NC 27203

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 1, 2023

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Seagrove Fire Department

281 E Main St, Seagrove, NC 27341

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Burial

Saturday, April 1, 2023

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