Charles Lee Weiss, 76, of Greens Fork, passed Monday, October 28, 2019, at Reid Health.
He was born on November 16, 1942, in Wayne County to Ray M. and Jeanette M. (Merkamp) Weiss and lived most of his life in this area. Charlie graduated from Centerville H.S. in 1961 and then served in the Army from 1964 – 1970. On September 25, 1965, he married Ellen R. Higgins and together they raised their family in Greens Fork.
Charlie and Ellen owned and operated Innovative Interiors in Richmond for over 25 years. He was an avid Indy car and NASCAR racing fan and he loved his Farmall tractors.
He is survived by his two daughters, Charlotte (Paul) Harris and Liesl (Mike) Flanagan; fiancee’ Marty Sue Jones; her children, John (Mindy) Jones II and Sherri (Frank) Lahman; 13 grandchildren, Sara, Laura, Joshua, James, Evelyn, Andrew, J.C., Heather, Hannah, Destiny, Jennifer, Jessica and Kimberly; a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth; nieces and nephews.
Charlie was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 40 years, Ellen R. (Higgins) Weiss on August 21, 2005; a granddaughter, Rose May Flanagan and his sister and brothers.
Friends may call from 4 – 8 pm on Friday, November 1 at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am on Saturday, November 2, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, with Fr. John Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.waskoms.com