Davies, Charlie

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Charlie Davies

Charles was born in Nantyglo but spent his childhood in Tredegar. As a boy, Charles was an altar boy and choir boy and his faith stayed with him until the end. Although he was a very capable pupil he left school without gaining any significant qualifications because of the need to work to help

Charles spent the war serving in the Royal Engineers and after returning home married Muriel. he worked as a booking clerk at Tredegar station whilst studying book-keeping and accountancy at evening classes. His qualification enabled him to get a job in the wages department of Ebbw vale steel works. he stayed there until moving to Risca with his family to take up the position of wages manager at Llanwern steel works from where he retired.

Charlie and Muriel were married on 25 June, 1959. They were a devoted couple and delighted to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary!

After moving to Raglan around 1972, Charles and Muriel attended St Cadoc's Church and he was Church Warden for 2 terms of office as well as sidesman, grass cutter, bush trimmer, Christmas tree 'putter upper' and official folder of raffle tickets at various fetes. He was a generous man supporting a number of charities. He was always on the end of the phone for those who needed a plug re-wired, bulb changed, iron repaired etc. He would try his best to be available to take others to doctor or hospital appointments; he somehow managed to join the WRVS to deliver Meals on Wheels. He was even a stand-in for the real Father Christmas on a few occasions. He was generous with this time and friendship and everyone who knew Charles loved, admired and respected him.

Charlie and Murial
Davies]Charles loved his cricket and classical music and he had a dry sense of humour which many will have experienced; on the occasion. He was a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, friend and neighbour. He was always a gentleman and will be missed by many. He will always be remembered with love and respect, and has left a huge gap in many peoples lives

Charles Davies, b.1926, Nantyglo, Wales d.2012 Raglan, Wales, wife: Muriel (married 25, June, 1959) children: Hilary and Jeffrey grandchildren: Joanne, Paul and Natalie

info provided by Murial Davies, 2013

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