My father, Charles J. Siniard, passed away on March 2, 2023 at the age of 102.
He was born on February 11, 1921, in Brevard, North Carolina. He was one of six children of Jerome A. Siniard and Mary Fortune Siniard. He graduated from Brevard High School where he met his wife, Edith Wright Siniard. He enlisted in the United States Navy on July 28, 1942, and served until March 1, 1947. After the service he returned to Brevard.
Charles was married to Edith Louise Wright on January 28, 1951. They were married for over 72 years. Charles and Edith had one son, Steven Michael Siniard. The surviving members of his family include his wife Edith of Lexington, South Carolina, his son Steven and daughter-in-law Barbara of Kingstree, South Carolina, and step-granddaughter Erika Mooney Patterson of York, South Carolina. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Thelma Siniard of Brevard, North Carolina, and a niece, Kathy Davis of Defiance, Ohio. His family also includes numerous cousins.
Charles worked for many years as a heavy machinery mechanic in North and South Carolina. He also worked for Allied Chemical and Carolina Eastman. He enjoyed his retirement and spent time on his hobbies.
Charles was a long-time member of Cayce United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Charles may be made to Cayce United Methodist Church, 1600 12th Street, Cayce, SC 29033.