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Charles Mitchell McKinnish

November 29, 1952February 21, 2021
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Canton-Charles Mitchell McKinnish, 68 went to be with his Lord on Sunday, February 21, 2021, after a brief illness. Charles was born in Haywood County on November 29, 1952, to the late Neil C. McKinnish and Hiawatha Shook McKinnish. Charles was an outdoor enthusiast. He enjoyed mountain biking, tournament bass fishing, fly fishing, camping, water and snow skiing. He also played golf and loved coaching little league baseball and served as the president of the Canton Little League. Charles had a passion restoring and showing street rods, especially his 1968 Z28 Camaro.

In addition to his mother, Charles is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Pollyanna Carver McKinnish; son, Mitchell McKinnish (Tiffany); daughter, Karri McKinnish (Cody Shook); grandson, Eli McKinnish; brothers, Doug McKinnish and Tim McKinnish (Caroline); sister, Kathy Sherrill (Dan); and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service celebrating Charles’ life will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 27, at Central United Methodist Church in Canton with the Reverend Erin Yow officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-3 pm prior to the service at the church. COVID restrictions will be in effect and masks will be required for the visitation and funeral.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church at 34 Church St, Canton, NC 28761 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The family would like to offer a word of thanks to the Center Pigeon Fire Department, Haywood EMS and Haywood Hospice.

A message of comfort may be left for the family at www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, February 27, 2021

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Jerry & Deb Powell

February 28, 2021

Polly, Doug, Kathy and all the McKinnish family,
Deb and I are so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. He was a friend all thru high school and beyond. He was a great guy who was good to everyone. He will be missed.
Jerry and Deb Powell

Carroll Jones

February 28, 2021

To Pollyanna and Charlie's Family -- I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Charlie and I played Little League baseball, trout fished, and worked at Champion together. He was a great guy and I'll never forget him.

Carroll Jones

Buddy Boone

February 27, 2021

Always a friend, always ready to help, always looking ahead, and someone you could count on.

Mike Cairnes

February 26, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Knew Charlie for a lifetime. Will miss him ver much.

Martin and Debbie Long

February 26, 2021

Pollyanna and family, We are so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Pam Ledford

February 26, 2021

Pollyanna and family; I was so sorry to hear about Charlie's passing. May God walk beside you and help heal the broken hearts. May you always keep the great memories close and know I am thinking about you all .

Sabrina Wells

February 25, 2021

Condolences to the McKinnish family for your loss. Hold memories close.

Don Rudisill

February 24, 2021

Sure did love Charlie. I fished so many tournaments he was in and my favorite time in all of them was simply getting to talk to him. Good day or bad day on the water, he was the same Charlie/Charles. He and Mitch whooped us many times. Praying for you all. Cherish the wonderful memories!!!!

Sandra Mckinnish-Acuff

February 24, 2021

To Pollyanna and all my McKinnish family, I am so sorry to hear of Charles ‘ passing.May God give you all comfort during the days to come. I know he was a wonderful person and devoted family man. You are in my prayers, With love, Sandra McKinnish-Acuff and family.

Kevin and Robin Burress

February 24, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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