Charles Franklin Shealy, 80, of Prosperity, died Sunday, August 23, 2015 at his residence.

Born on October 9, 1934, in Chapin, he was a son of the late Ernest Ardell and Bertha Sites Shealy. He retired from Cone Mills after 39 years. He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church where he was a member of the Adult II Sunday School class and was a former church councilman. He was a member of the Prosperity Masonic Lodge 115.Mr. Shealy enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working with his David Bradley tractors.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shelvie Dominick Shealy; daughters, Betty (Tim) Connelly of Prosperity and Linda (Rodger) Lawrimore of Hemingway; a son, Bruce (Lisa) Shealy of Prosperity; brothers, A.J. “Junior” Shealy of Prosperity, and Claude Shealy of Little Mountain; grandchildren, Christopher (Laurie) Connelly, Nicole (George Simmons) Stoudemire, Steffen (Shea) Shealy, Keith (Angie) Shealy, and Matthew (Jennifer) Lathrop; great-grandchildren, Brooke Stoudemire, James Connelly, Catelyn Connelly, Hannah Shealy, Bryson Shealy, Claire Lathrop, Quinn Lathrop, and Kate Lathrop; step-great-grandchildren, Ava Simmons and Micah Simmons; and devoted caregivers, Alex Boyd and Carrie Ellis. He was predeceased by sisters, Helen Lindler, Myrtle Bouknight, and Susie Frick; brothers, Carl Shealy, Elton Shealy, Clarence Shealy, Robert Shealy, and Leonard Shealy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Jason Schafer. Burial with Masonic Rites will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Parsonage Improvement fund, 4056 St. Luke's Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.

Active pallbearers will be Christopher Connelly, Matthew Lathrop, Steffen Shealy, Keith Shealy, Kenneth Shealy and George Simmons.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Adult II Sunday School class.

Condolences may be sent to the family by going to the "Add Comment" link below.


#18 Jo Ann Sligh 2015-08-25 22:44
Betty and family
So sorry to hear about your fathers passing. Prayer are with you all!
Jo Ann Sligh
#17 Murriel Shealy 2015-08-25 14:39
Betty & Family,
Our deepest sympathy, thoughts, and prayers in the passing of your Dad. May your memories help you and your family during this difficult time.
Murriel & "Click" Shealy
#16 Nancy Warren 2015-08-25 14:28
To Betty and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Find comfort in the Lord and with all the great memories of your father. Love, Nancy
#15 Rev Ernie Worman 2015-08-25 13:58
Ms. Betty Connelly,

I am saddened to hear of the death of your father, Charles. My beloved Annie and I have you and your family in our prayers. May God turn your memories into treasures and give you his peace.

In the eternal promise of Christ's resurrection,
Pastor Ernie (Newberry College)
#14 Brigitte Garza 2015-08-25 13:16
Dear Linda and family,

My sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved father. May your wonderful memories of him comfort you all during this difficult time.

Much Love to you all,

Brigitte Garza
#13 Ron Price 2015-08-24 21:19
Ms. Shelvie, Betty Jean, Bruce and family, So sorry to hear Mr. Charles had passed away. May God give you strength during these sad times but may the memories ease the pain knowing that one day we will all be in heaven together again.
#12 Pam Taylor Dehart 2015-08-24 21:19
Shevie and family so sorry for your loss. Mr Charles was a sweet and wonderful man. You have wonderful memories..Love and prayers for you all.
#11 June Hawkins Stepp-King 2015-08-24 18:18
Shelvie, I am thinking of you at this sorrowful time. Though one has been so ill, you're never ready to let go. May God wrap His Loving Arms around you as you grieve and adjust to your loss.

June Hawkins Stepp-King
#10 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-08-24 18:08
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Shealy. May the many fond memories shared ease your grief and comfort you. The Lord be with you. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#9 Marilyn & JC Newell 2015-08-24 17:49
We are sorry to learn of the death of your father. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God bless and comfort you.
#8 Dianne Price 2015-08-24 14:22
Linda, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I pray God will give you comfort now and in the days to come.
#7 Kaye Gaddy 2015-08-24 14:12
Linda - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God guide each of you during this difficult time.
#6 Dickey Thompson 2015-08-24 11:39
Betty and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Accept God's strength and presence. With love, Dickey
#5 Vera Blocker 2015-08-24 08:47
Linda, so sorry to hear of your loss; my sincere sympathy goes out to you and family. May God comfort you during this difficult time; my prayers are with you all.
#4 Eddie Malcom 2015-08-24 01:45
Shelvie Jean,Betty Jean,Linda and Bruce and family. So sorry to see this here about Uncle Charles. He was a kind and great man and friend. I thought so much of him. He is with God now. If anybody is going to heaven he is and he is there. Again so sorry. You all are in my prayers here and i'm thinking of you. May God Bless! Eddie
#3 Billy & Edith Morris 2015-08-23 21:00
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Mr. Charles. May your sweet memories carry you through your grief.
Billy & Edith Morris
#2 The Crowe Family 2015-08-23 19:33
Aunt Shelvie, Betty Jean, Linda, Bruce and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you! Uncle Charles is finally at peace and I am sure Paw Paw and the others welcomed him with open arms!
Much love always,
Matt, Kelli, Madison and Cooper
#1 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2015-08-23 14:11
To all the family,
Please accept our sincere condolences. May God's love console you and give you peace during your time of grief.
Much Love, Debra & Derrill Taylor

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