It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the passing of Charles Grady Wehunt, III, age 75 of Fairmount, on Monday, October 22, 2018 at his home, surrounded by family and friends.
Charles was born on September 25, 1943 in Cartersville, GA where he was raised until he settled in Fairmount with his wife and children. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Rae Temples Wehunt and his parents, Charles “Chuck” Grady Wehunt, Jr. and Marie Hood Veal. He was an active member of Fairmount First Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon, Treasurer, Youth and R.A. Leader. Charles was a devoted husband and loving father. His words were few, but often wise and witty. He was a gentle giant to those who knew him well. Many say he was the hardest working man they have ever known. He was certainly an honest man…a straight shooter. His children looked up to him, as he was a great teacher and always had the answers.
Charles is survived by: his son, Kevin Wehunt and his wife Connie of Fairmount; two daughters, Cynthia Wehunt Helms of Calhoun, and Jennifer Wehunt Devaney and her husband Ryan of Canton; step-mother, Glenda Wehunt of Adairsville; brothers, Freddy Wehunt and his wife Beverly of Adairsville and their son, Shannon, and Jimmy Townsend and his wife Denise and their son, Brett, Jimmy Payne, Wayne Payne and Robbie Veal; sisters, Libby Wehunt Hobgood of Adairsville and her three daughters, Stacey, Hailey, and Stacie, Linda Payne Dyer and Karen Veal Beadle; eight grandchildren, Jeremy Helms and wife Ashley, Annsley Greeson, Leah Wehunt Marshall and husband Ryan, Bailey Wehunt, Hannah Wehunt, Graham Devaney, Callan Devaney, and Jake Devaney; two great-grandchildren, Hayden Helms and Jaycie Helms.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, October 26th, 2 PM at Fairmount First Baptist Church with Dr. Marcus Dorsey and Reverend Mark Owen officiating. Freddie Wehunt and Tyler Nixon will have charge of music. Interment will follow in Salacoa Baptist Church Cemetery of Waleska.
Pallbearers serving include: Jeremy Helms, Hayden Helms, Ryan Marshall, Tyler Nixon, Brett Townsend, and Shannon Wehunt.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 25th, from 5 PM until 9 PM at Thomas Funeral Home. Mr. Wehunt will be taken to the church Friday afternoon to lie in state from 1pm until the funeral hour.
You may leave the Wehunt family online condolences at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com
Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Charles Grady Wehunt, III, age 75 of Fairmount.