Charles V. Haydon, age 76, of Louisville, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019 at his residence after an intense but courageous battle with cancer.
A native of Washington County, he was born on March 5, 1943 to the late Jimmie E. and Vernie Lewis Haydon. He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Bruce Curtis.
He was a member of the Willisburg Baptist Church, a 1961 graduate of Mackville High School and a retired employee of the Ford Motor Company where he was employed for thirty-three years. He also served in the Kentucky National Guard.
Charlie was an avid high school basketball fan. He was associated with several Louisville teams serving as a scout, statistician and mentor. His passion for the game was evidenced by his forty-seven continuous years of attendance at the KHSAA Boys Tournament, never missing a season. In his spare time he enjoyed tinkering with small engines and TV repair.
Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Peggy Smith Haydon, a sister, Shirley Ann Curtis of Springfield and his extended family and many friends.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 16th at the Carey & Son Funeral Home with Rev. John McDaniel, officiating.
Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jeff Morrow, Ricky Lake, Scott Tandy, Jim Saltsman, Bryan Terry, Thomas Coleman and Corey Clark.
Serving as casket bearers were Jim Smith, Todd Smith, Cambron Carter, Joshua Walker, Tony Edelen, Jr. and Heather Hamilton.
Visitation was from 4 until 8 Sunday at the Carey & Son Funeral Home.
Suggested memorial contributions may be made to, the American Cancer Society or Hosparus Health organizations.
Carey & Son Funeral Home, 216 East Main Street, Springfield, KY 40069 in charge of arrangements.
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Hosparus Health Inpatient Care Center - Norton Healthcare Pavilion
315 East Broadway, 6th floor, Louisville KY 40202
These donations may also be made at Carey & Son Funeral Home.