Charles Alfred Brummett age 76 of Crab Orchard, Ky. passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Charles was born on October 9, 1945, to parents Denver A. and Grace Taylor Brummett of Crab Orchard, Ky. After graduating from Brodhead County High School in 1963 where Charles was a proud member of the Tigers baseball team. Charles enrolled in barber school and also pursued his real-estate broker and auctioneer license.
Charles enjoyed barbering and the people he was able to be with each day. He once talked about retirement after 50 years of barbering but continued to work without hesitation. Ironically, as a small boy, Charles remembers his father coming home and telling his mother about the family whose father had been in an automobile accident. He remembered his father saying the other man had three children and one was a little girl. Years later Charles would marry that little girl, Mary Rose Calloway after they met in 1963 even while attending separate high schools. On June 5, 1965 Charles and Mary Rose were married and went on to raise two cherished daughters Jan Rose and Julie Ann.
Charles was a loving, devoted husband and a one of a kind father to his
girls. Family meant everything to Charles, and he recognized that family,
like everything else we have, is a gift from God. Charles worked hard to
provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved.
Charles was a man of many occupations, talents and enjoyed numerous
recreational activities. He was often known to tell his family and others to
enjoy the things of this life while they could. In addition to being a barber,
a real-estate broker, and an auctioneer, Charles also was a farmer and spent many hours caring for and overseeing his Charolais cattle. Charles loved showing and training Tennessee walking horses alongside his family. Currently, Charles had ventured into the realm of beekeeping and was enjoying learning about bees and making honey. Charles was also an avid hunter.
He loved to support the Uk football program and was a proud season ticket holder. Charles loved to watch the Cincinnati Reds play baseball and was always more than willing to talk with his friends about the games.
He was also thrilled to take advantage of his uncanny resemblance to Colonel Sanders. One of the highlights of his year was putting on his white suit and riding in the parade at Lancaster and making everyone smile as they
called him Colonel. Charles also loved music and Bluegrass music
was his favorite. Charles loved playing the banjo and later learned to
play the guitar, dobro, piano and any instrument he wanted to play.
Charles was passionate about his antique cars and loved to
restore them and attend car shows as well as organize car shows in
Garrard County. Charles loved to travel and collect antiques with
Mary Rose. There is hardly anything Charles has not collected at one
time or another.
But above and beyond any hobby or interest Charles had, anyone
who knew him knew that his relationship with Jesus Christ, as his
Lord and Savior, was the number one priority in his life. Since
becoming a Christian, Charles was a faithful member of the
Baptist Church. He was a lifelong Deacon and an adult Sunday
School Teacher. Charles had recently just started a new class at his
church. Charles cherished his church family at Anchor Baptist
Surviving is his loving wife, Mary Rose Calloway Brummett; two daughters, Jan Rose Blair (Joey) and Julie Ann Wilson (Douglas); two brothers, Earl Dean Brummett and Donnie Joe Brummett; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Monday, May 30, 2022 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Douglas Wilson and Bro. Jason Fair officiating.
Visitation will be 4:00 - 7:00 PM Sunday, May 29, 2022 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with an additional visitation from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Crab Orchard Cemetery in Crab Orchard, KY.
Active pallbearers are Mike Murphy, Ronnie Todd, Frankie Nunn, Willis Sparks, Jay Hettmansperger, Corey Calloway, Jim Calloway, Louie McCall, and Ryan Bartel.
Honorary pallbearers are Kyle McKnight, Tommy Gill, Woody Ball, Jason Fair, and Deacons of Anchor Baptist Church.
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