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Charles “Charlie” Thomas McSweeneySeptember 19, 1946 – September 02, 2007
Kings Mountain – Charles Thomas “Charlie” McSweeney, 60, of, Kings Mountain, NC, died Sunday, September 02, 2007 at Wendover Hospice House.
He was born in Jamaica, Long Island, NY, and was the son of Doris Cooper McSweeney and the late Terence William McSweeney.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 7:00 pm, Thursday, September 06, 2007, Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia.
VISITATION: Thursday, September 06, 2007, following the service at the funeral home.
INTERMENT: Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, NJ. Charles was a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Willingboro, NJ. and was a US Air Force Veteran who served in Vietnam as a helicopter crew chief and rescued downed pilots.
He was a volunteer fireman for 13 years and owned a business called E-Z Auto Service in Willingboro. He was an ASE certified mechanic and managed Guaranteed Tune-Up, and the Speedee Oil Change on South Blvd. in Charlotte. He was a loving husband, father, and friend who is dearly missed.
SURVIVORS: In addition to his mother, his wife of 23 years, Leslie Jean Hanson McSweeney of Kings Mountain; sons, Christopher McSweeney of Kings Mountain; Charles T. McSweeney, Jr. of Medford, NJ.; Chad McSweeney of Williamstown, NJ.; daughter, Julie Hartnett of Charlotte, NC.; brothers & sisters-in-law, Terence, Jr. & Virginia McSweeney of Sicklerville, NJ.; Kevin & Patricia McSweeney of Dover, DE.; Sean & Barbara McSweeney of Palmyra, NJ.; sister & brother-in-law, Eileen & Harry Bruckno of Staunton, VA.; grandchildren, Michael McSweeney & Brianna McSweeney of Williamstown, NJ.; mother-in-law, Mary Hanson of Gastonia; sister-in-law & husband, Cherry & Al Rappoli of Rocky River, OH.; close friends, Alex & Lark Borgemeister; Fred & Jill Arko; Betty Arko; & K.O. Keller; cousins, Randy & Pat Foster; the neighbors of Kings Crest; numerous nieces and nephews.
OFFICIATING CLERGY: Chaplain Jack Weisenhorn.
MEMORIALS: Wendover Hospice House, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC. 28150; or Airlift Hope, 4620 Haygood Rd. Suite 1, Virginia Beach, VA. 23455Condolences may be sent online at www.McLeanFuneral.com
ARRANGEMENTS: McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia.
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