Charles Herrald


Charles G. “Brother Chuck” Herrald, 56, of Columbus, died at 11:42 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Mr. Herrald was known as the “unofficial pastor” of many family and friends. He liked good music, reading and watching murder-mystery shows. Chuck had a hobby of collecting lighthouses and everything from elephant figurines to elephant tables (but only if the trunk was “up,” as this meant good luck). Most of all, Mr. Herrald was best known for his great big smile and generous nature.

Born in South Charleston, West Virginia, April 2, 1960, he was the son of the late William and Jaqueline Dyer Herrald.

He married Nelda Hubbard on December 9, 1982, at New Life Church in Charleston, West Virginia.

Survivors include his wife of over 34 years, Nelda Herrald, and son, Benjamin Herrald, both of Columbus; siblings, Don (Pat) Herrald, Mason Herrald, Deborah Hale and Bill (Mary Sue) Herrald, all of West Virginia; several nieces and nephews; his faithful dog, Buster, and cat, Chibi.

Mr. Herrald was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Don Hale.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Lieutenant Alan Sladek officiating. Calling will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 (

The family requests that those who attend the service please wear either blue or green, as these were Chuck’s favorite colors. He always said, “If I don’t have green then I feel blue.

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