Charles "Chuck" Hardbarger, 38 - Elizabeth

Charles "Chuck" Hardbarger, 38 of Elizabeth, West Virginia, passed away July 17, 2010.

Chuck was born January 19, 1972 the son of Eskey and Vicki (Ross) Hardbardger. He was a 1990 graduate of Wirt High School. He graduated from WVU-Parkersburg with a 2 + 2 degree, and held a teacher's certificate from the WV Department of Education. He was a certified welding inspector and educator through Holbart, welding instructor at WVU-Parkersburg for 8 years and an instructor at Roane-Jackson Technical Center.

Chuck dedicated his life to the youth of Wirt County. He was head coach of the Wirt County Middle School Football team, Wirt Youth Football program, Wirt Youth Wrestling, Panthers Little League Baseball, Wirt Youth Girls Softball, Orange Crush Girls Softball team of Parkersburg WV, volunteer assistant coach to Wirt County High School football and softball teams, and he assisted with the weight lifting program at the High School. He loved spending time with his family and friends, coon hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his parents and his loving wife of 14 years, Dottie (Starcher) Hardbarger; his 3 wonderful children, Trenton and Madison Hardbarger and Ryan Litton all of Elizabeth; 2 sisters, Sherry (Chip) Matheny of Elizabeth, and Debra (Dannie) Snyder of Parkersburg WV; mother and father-in-law, Bernard and Kathy Starcher of Burning Springs WV; 1 brother-in-law, Jamie (Brenda) Starcher of Burning Springs; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lawrence and Martha Hardbarger; maternal grandparents, Charles and Mamie Ross; 2 uncles, Rick and Jerry "Butch" Ross; and one niece, Victoria Snyder.

Services were held Thursday, July 22nd at the Wirt County High School auditorium with Pastor Dwight Goff officiating. Interment was in Pine Twist Cemetery.

Arraignments by Matheny Whited Funeral Home of Elizabeth, WV.