Charlie Winfree

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Charlie Winfree

Burlington - Charlie Winfree, 71, of Burlington, WV succumbed to a heart attack at his home on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Charlie was accompanied at death by his loving dog Kiko, a 14-year-old Samoyed, who jumped through a window screen, ran to a neighbor's house, and returned with help.

Charlie was born in Coral Gables, Florida, on December 11, 1949. Although he lived, studied and worked in several Atlantic states, Charlie fell in love with West Virginia, above and below ground, while visiting for college caving/spelunking trips.

After managing and creating successful horticulture businesses, Charlie turned his efforts to real estate and established his business Mountain Home Properties. Charlie designed and developed The Preserve at New Creek (a West Virginia community), and become one of Coldwell Banker's leading specialty realtors.

Charlie enjoyed life, had a big heart, and lived every day by the Golden Rule. He loved talking with and helping people. He had a unique sense of humor, enjoyed debating philosophy, and the state of the world, and though he didn't always say so, cared deeply for those around him.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, C. Van and Dorothy Winfree of Longboat Key, Florida, and by his older brother Arthur T. Winfree. Charlie is survived by his younger brother Robert A. Winfree of Anchorage, Alaska and his older sister Phyllis D. W. Laidre of Saratoga Springs, New York. Charlie also has five nieces and nephews, Rachael and Erik Winfree, Kyle Winfree, and Kristin and Mark Laidre. Charlie never married.

Charlie was deeply devoted to the cause of Samoyed dog rescue. He rescued several Samoyed dogs and loved them as his children. Charlie and his family would appreciate donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to the http://www.samrescue.com/

The family will receive friends at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 7-8 p.m.

Charlie's remains will be cremated according to his wishes, with his ashes spread privately by family.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mr. Winfree's obituary at smithfuneralhomes.net.

Posted online on November 07, 2021

Published in Mineral Daily News Tribune

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Obituaries in Keyser, WV | Mineral Daily News-Tribune

Charlie Winfree

Smith Funeral Homes

Charlie Winfree

Burlington - Charlie Winfree, 71, of Burlington, WV succumbed to a heart attack at his home on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Charlie was accompanied at death by his loving dog Kiko, a 14-year-old Samoyed, who jumped through a window screen, ran to a neighbor's house, and returned with help.

Charlie was born in Coral Gables, Florida, on December 11, 1949. Although he lived, studied and worked in several Atlantic states, Charlie fell in love with West Virginia, above and below ground, while visiting for college caving/spelunking trips.

After managing and creating successful horticulture businesses, Charlie turned his efforts to real estate and established his business Mountain Home Properties. Charlie designed and developed The Preserve at New Creek (a West Virginia community), and become one of Coldwell Banker's leading specialty realtors.

Charlie enjoyed life, had a big heart, and lived every day by the Golden Rule. He loved talking with and helping people. He had a unique sense of humor, enjoyed debating philosophy, and the state of the world, and though he didn't always say so, cared deeply for those around him.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, C. Van and Dorothy Winfree of Longboat Key, Florida, and by his older brother Arthur T. Winfree. Charlie is survived by his younger brother Robert A. Winfree of Anchorage, Alaska and his older sister Phyllis D. W. Laidre of Saratoga Springs, New York. Charlie also has five nieces and nephews, Rachael and Erik Winfree, Kyle Winfree, and Kristin and Mark Laidre. Charlie never married.

Charlie was deeply devoted to the cause of Samoyed dog rescue. He rescued several Samoyed dogs and loved them as his children. Charlie and his family would appreciate donations, in lieu of flowers, be made to the http://www.samrescue.com/

The family will receive friends at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 7-8 p.m.

Charlie's remains will be cremated according to his wishes, with his ashes spread privately by family.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mr. Winfree's obituary at smithfuneralhomes.net.

Posted online on November 07, 2021

Published in Mineral Daily News Tribune