O'Rear, Charles A.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Charles A. O’Rear,  83, of Flintstone, died at his home late Saturday evening, Nov 11, 2017. He was a graduate of Tyner High School Class of 1952, graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College with a degree in business and was then employed with Provident for over 29 years. He was a member of the Flintstone United Methodist Church and a trustee of the church for many years. Mr O’Rear was the district director of Dixie Youth Baseball for a number of years. A Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, life member of the American Legion Post # 217 in Chickamauga and a life member of the DAV in Chattanooga. 

Preceded in death by his mother Edna Pettit O’Rear; father and step-mother Ralph and Ellenor O’Rear; sister Joy Ruth O’Rear; grandson Ryan O’Rear; step-daughter Phyllis Bird Miles. 

Surviving include wife Louise B. O’Rear of Flintstone; son Tim (Jennie) O’Rear of Suwanee, Ga.; step-son James (Terri) Bird of Flintston; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Flintstone United Methodist Church. 

Memorial services will be held Sunday, Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. at the Flintstone United Methodist Church with Rev. Debra Dickerson and Rev. Justin Keating officiating. The family will receive friends from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26 at the Flintstone United Methodist Church. Interment will take place in the Chattanooga National Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27.  

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