• 46°

John “Charlie” Charles Leatherwood

JARVISBURG, NC ­- John “Charlie” Charles Leather-wood, 88, of Jarvisburg peacefully went to be with his Lord on February 20, 2018. He was born February 10, 1930, in Knoxville, TN. He was the son of the late John William Leatherwood and Carrie Ruth Long Leatherwood. He is preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Eloise and husband, John McIlwee of Front Royal, VA.

Charlie was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Leatherwood and his former wife, Jannese V. Leatherwood. He is survived by a son, John Leatherwood of Southern Shores, and a daughter, Jeanne Leather-wood (and fiancé, Tony Henderson) of Kill Devil Hills and daughter, Teri Sawyer (Clevie) of Powells Point, sons, Daniel Gemeny (Kristen) of Templeton, CA, Donald Gemeny (Kate) of Branson, MO and David Gemeny of Charlottesville, VA. A wonderful family of grandchildren, Kyle Leather-wood, Morgan Leatherwood, Jordan Leatherwood, Wade Coote, Jenaleigh Coote, Annah Sawyer, Krista Sawyer, Sarah Gemeny, and was preceded in death by his grandson, Keith Gemeny. Charlie was also survived by special nieces who were like his own children, Betty Showers (Wayne) of Front Royal, VA and Virginia Ruth Kash (Gene) of Panama City Beach, FL.

Charlie served as a Corporal in the US Army-Artillery Division in Germany during the Korean Conflict.

Charlie enjoyed a long career with Riggs National Bank in Washington DC and retired to the Outer Banks in 1980. He eventually started his own security company, Sea-Check Security, in Corolla, which he operated until his retirement at age 84.

Charlie loved to laugh and joke and have fun with everyone. He was well-loved by everyone who knew him, and those who were fortunate enough to enjoy his baking will miss his cookies and cakes.

The family will gather for a celebration of his life at a future date.

Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Leatherwood family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.

News

Plymouth woman cashes in on $200,000 win from scratch-off ticket purchased in Elizabeth City

News

Weekly gas price update for North Carolina

News

Ervin Bateman switches political parties, now a Republican

Crime

Two charged in fatal shooting on North Carolina highway

News

Rodanthe bridge 63% complete; finish expected late 2021 or early 2022

News

Fuel tanker overturns, killing one and closing I-95 in North Carolina

Lifestyles

Hatteras ferry worker recognized in ‘Work Local’ initiative

Crime

Anti-abortion protester accidentally shoots himself in leg outside North Carolina clinic

News

Kitty Hawk moves toward new police, fire and EMS station

Currituck

Four injured in Grandy structure fire

News

Coast Guard assists mariners after vessel takes on water near Oregon Inlet

News

General Assembly offers learning opportunity for students

Crime

One killed, four others wounded in North Carolina shooting

News

COVID-19 update: Statewide downward trend continues

News

Marc Basnight Bridge to close for 30 minutes Monday for survey scan

Lifestyles

First official Coast Guard Half Marathon announced

Lifestyles

Dare County after-school teacher Shelawn Burton named NC School Hero

Currituck

Currituck County sees downward trend in COVID cases, upward for community growth

News

North Carolina man ‘ecstatic’ to win $1 million prize on scratch-off ticket

News

Columbia wastewater report available for review

Schools

Tyrrell Elementary School award winners named

News

Southern Shores Planning Board continues work on code updates

Crime

North Carolina man receives 30 years in federal prison for drug charges

Crime

Defendant sentenced to 72 months imprisonment for trafficking methamphetamine