Farming Rural 12

Charles Russell Plum

July 25, 1939 ~ May 31, 2020 (age 80)


Charles Russell Plum, 80, of Newburg, WV, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020, after a short illness.  Charles “Buck” was born July 25, 1939, in Howesville, WV, to Russell and Eulalah Carter Plum.  Charles was a great man who brought love and laughter to all that he touched.  He showed his love to all by joking, giving a punch in the arm, or by sharing his lively songs or poems.  Charles worked as a laborer, moulder, construction worker foreman, mechanic, machine operator, and truck driver.  He retired from Sunrise Construction. He attended Newburg United Methodist Church. Charles and his beloved wife, Marcina resided in Newburg. He is survived by his wife of sixty two years, Marcina (Mitter) Plum; one son Charles “Chuck” (Teressa) Plum of Newburg; and two daughters Pam (John) Trickett of Gladesville, and Brenda (Eric) DeBastiani of Morgantown.  Charles was the proud grandfather of seven, Jason (Danielle) Trickett, Wesley (Dianna) Trickett, Brandon (Kristen) Plum, Latricia (Alex) Wolfe, Cody DeBastiani, Brianna (Sam) Wilson, and Megan DeBastiani. Charles was also the proud great grandfather of ten, Laney Trickett, Jaden Plum, Cole Trickett, Alivia Plum, Tucker Plum, Jake Trickett, Hunter Trickett, Hallie Wolfe, Audrey Wolfe, and Brooke Wolfe (and Aubrey Shipp). He is also survived by 3 sisters, Dorothy Casteel and Bonnie Nelson of Newburg, WV and Roberta (Rick) Faulknier of Morgantown, WV, two brothers, Jack (Marty) of Tunnelton, WV, and Calvin (Doris) of Independence, WV.  He is also survived by three sisters-in-laws, Betty and Kathy of Newburg, Connie of Brooklyn, OH, and numerous nieces and nephews. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Paul, Donald, Martin, Francis, and John.   Family will receive friends at Bolyard Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 2-7PM with proper distancing and face mask required. A Graveside Service will be held at Pratt Cemetery on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 11:00 am with Pastor David Freeman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Pratt Cemetery P.O. Box 232 Newburg, WV 26410. Condolences can be made at


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June 3, 2020

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bolyard Funeral Home & Cremation
79 Morgantown Ave
Newburg, WV 26410

Graveside Service
June 4, 2020

11:00 AM
Pratt Cemetery

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