Charles Lewis Stapleton

March 4, 2004March 25, 2021

Charles Lewis “Chuck” Stapleton, 17, of Cross Lanes passed away at home on the night of March 25, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his father, Troy Stapleton; step-father, James Shaffron; grandmothers, Catherine, Eva and Gay; and a grandfather, Charles.

He is survived by his mother, Jessica Shaffron; sister, Jacquline Stapleton; Damion Cottrell; grandparents, Fred and Renee McCown; grandmother, Shelby Stapleton; grandfather, Doug Smith; and several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and Friends.

Charles is remembered for his bright personality and contagious smile. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bonfires, and tearing it up on his dirt bike. Through his battle with his spinal cord injury, he was a brave warrior and stayed strong until the Lord met him at the golden gates.

Cremation will follow the services and a tree will be planted in his memory.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the family to help with funeral expenses, or to the Ronald McDonald House, 910 Pennsylvania Ave N, Charleston, WV 25302.


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    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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    Tuesday, March 30, 2021


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Owen Smith

April 2, 2021

Charles was the only person who would even sit next to me on the bus and talk to me my first day at aj I was the new kid and he became my best friend he would have me come over after school and hang out and just laugh for hours walking around or playing the game he was full of life I wish I’d have gotten to talk to him one last time rip Charles you will be missed greatly

Robert Gobel

March 28, 2021

I had one of the greatest gifts as a teacher at Cross Lanes Elementary School, having Charles as a student. His mischievous grin always lit any room he entered, along with his amazing sense of humor, always ready to find something to entertain himself and his friends.
On the last day of school one year, he gave me a hug and thanked me. I smiled and said "No Charles, thank you".
He asked "What for"?
I hugged him again and replied "Everything".
Rest In Peace Charles. I am sure you have already made the angels smile.

Arlene Howard

March 27, 2021

Charles was my buddy. We made each other laugh. He came to see me the day before God took him home and we was making deals to help each other. He made my heart smile even when he said I should go get goats. I am going to miss him. I know Tom was waiting at the gates to show him around. Sending hugs prayers and love to the whole family. Arlene Howard

Cheyann Washington

March 26, 2021

Charles was the most strongest and mind set person I’ve met. He was always so positive when things didn’t look up. He was always there for me when I needed it most. I love you Charles. And I miss you so much. You are with god now and In peace. You will always be in my heart.