Charles A. Hussey Jr. 83, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Charles was a native of Moore County and a graduate of Westmoore High School.  He enjoyed playing basketball and baseball in high school, being voted Most Attractive and Most Athletic.   Charles believed in and enjoyed working, he was a loom fixer in textiles, until his retirement.  He loved being outdoors, farming and caring for his cattle.  Charles liked to quail hunt and raise good hunting dogs.  He also enjoyed deer hunting as well. He also enjoyed trips to Carolina beach and fishing at the coast. Charles was proud of all his children and grandchildren. 

Charles was a son of the late Charles A. and Cora Garner Hussey and was preceded in death by wife of 60 years, Helen Maness Hussey; sisters: Flora H. Williams, Gertrude H. Owens, Myrtie H. Ritter, Eva H. Skeen; brothers: Eldridge, Tracy, Clifford, Alva, Lennie Hussey.  

Charles is survived by sons: Stanley Hussey, Bradley Hussey and wife Rose; daughter: Laura Lea Hussey Hamilton and husband Mark;  grandchildren: Mike Moore, Matthew Hussey, Andrea Hussey, Heather Hussey, Sarah Ann Hamilton, Lydia Hamilton, Rachel Hamilton, Dylan Hunter Hussey, Bella Nevaeh Hussey;  sisters: Edna Coward, Marie Albright, Genevieve Murray; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Graveside service will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday, February 24, 2021  at Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the  Reverend David Woodhouse officiating.

The body will lie in state from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Kennedy Funeral Home.

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Hussey family.  

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  1. Stanley, Bradley, Laura,
    Kim and I are grieved for you all in your loss of Charles. A great man who loved his family and friends. He was a great friend to Howard, Kim’s father. Kind and friendly to everyone. He was especially encouraging to me when I was principal at Westmoore. He had a great love for the school and community. He will be missed. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief and in the days to come. Bruce and Kim Williams

  2. I met Charles while working in Robbins Mills in 1980 he and my father Russell Cox were fixing looms there. He told me when I just married whatever you do don’t be afraid to go in debt just bite the bullet and do it while your young and able to work. He said that was the only way to have something to show for your years of hard work. Well that turned out to be this best advice he could give and I even have said that saying to others starting out. I give him all the credit for his words of wisdom. Experience from older folks can be worth paying attention to. Rest in peace and thanks for your heartfelt advice.
    Teresa Cox Smith

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