Charles J. Behm III

December 4, 1958May 22, 2012

Charles “Joe” Behm age 53 of Graysville died Tuesday May 22, 2012 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born December 4, 1958 in Waynesburg, a son of Bud and Kitty Behm of Wind Ridge who survive.

Mr. Behm was an auctioneer and partner in Behm’s Auction Service. He was a licensed real estate salesman, broker and appraiser in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. At the age of 12 he was a member of the first graduating class of Knotts School of Auctioneering at Wheeling College. In 1970 he was recognized as the youngest licensed auctioneer in the U.S. and appeared as a contestant on “To Tell the Truth”

He was a 1976 graduate of West Greene High School. He studied real estate through Penn State University and the International Society of Appraisers.

Mr. Behm was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waynesburg where he served as a deacon and trustee. He was a 4-H leader and served on the board of Directors for the Jacktown Fair. He was a member of Waynesburg Lodge No. 153 Free and Accepted Masons.

On June 12 1982 he married Karen R. Boggs, who survives; also surviving are 2 sons, Justin Behm (Amanda) of Mt. Morris, Andrew Behm (Haddie Roberts) of Graysville; a granddaughter, Katelyn Behm; one brother Jim Behm (Shelly) of Glendale, WV; nieces Alexandria and Madeline Behm, Sarah, Hannah ,Rachael and Kayli Boggs, Madalyn and Mallory Grogacz; nephews, C.J. Behm, Gregory Cox, Brian Boggs and Cole Gorgacz; sisters-in - law, Nancy Cox (Fred) and Wendy Grogacz (Brian) , brothers-in law, Roy Boggs (Laurie) and Bruce Boggs (Judy); and father-in- law, Jack Boggs of New Castle.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Waynesburg, 303 West High St., Waynesburg where additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., the hour of services on Friday, May 25, 2012 with Dr. Edward Pierce and Pastor Bob Mooney officiating followed by burial in Rosemont Cemetery at Rogersville. Memorial contribution may be made to 2nd SAM 9, 290 West High St., Waynesburg, PA 15370.


  • Funeral Service Friday, May 25, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, May 24, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, May 24, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, May 25, 2012

Charles J. Behm III

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June 17, 2012

Mr. And Mrs. Behm, I was so saddened to hear about your son. I will always remember the way he and his brother always teased each other and how they made each auction fun. I didn't know him that well, but he seemed like a kind and loving person. My husband and I lost our daughter 11 years ago, at the age of 18. It is the hardest and worst thing to ever deal with. Please know you are in our prayers. Jake and Lu Ann Lemmons ( Cameron)

June 4, 2012

My prayers go out to the Behm family . I only knew Joe for a short time , but he will be missed dearly . Chet Ochsenbein & Family

May 31, 2012

We will miss Joe at the Moundsville auctions and will treasure having the opportunity of knowing a righteous man who walked with God. May the Holy Spirit be your comforter during this time of loss. We look forward to seeing Joe on the other side. Bill & Kathy Turner, Moundsville and Texas

May 29, 2012

So sorry to hear of your (our) loss. He was a special person and will be missed by all who knew him. My prayers are to help you to be strong in the time to come. Betty Love

May 28, 2012

My sympathy to Joe's loved ones from West Greene High School student, Blacks Creek school bus rider, and neighbor - Freda L. Courtwright

May 27, 2012

Dear Karen, Bud, Kitty, Jim and family, we think of Joe every day as we look at the antiques acquired through Behm auctions that have now become part of our life. Tad and Linda Klaner and Bettie Carpenter

May 26, 2012

To all the Behm family, I was very saddened to hear of your loss of Joe. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all.
Mrs Jack Berletch
Summerfield Fl

May 26, 2012

To Kitty, Bud, Jim and all the Behm family we send our sincerest sympathy to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim was a great man.God Bless you! Kay & Everett Schramm

Bob and Patty Conner

May 26, 2012

So sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Our deepest sympathy is with your family.

jody owens

May 26, 2012

Dear Behm Family,
My sincere condolences and deepest sympathies go out to your entire family at this most difficult time. Jim was a good friend of my brother Dusty Conner and I had Ms. Boggs in 2nd grade. So sorry for your loss. Jody Conner Owens