CHINA GROVE Charles "Charlie" R. Wellmon, 86, of China Grove, passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Liberty Commons. Born Aug. 20, 1933, in Cabarrus County, he was the son of the late Lee Coy and Ollie Elizabeth Nash Wellmon. Charlie served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958. After his military service, he was employed at the former Dominion Textiles for more than 35 years, retiring in 1995. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James E. Wellmon, Robert C. Wellmon; and four sisters, Marie Isenhour, Margaret Steen, Hazel Greene and Elsie Woodward. Charlie is survived by a special friend, Crystal Jacques; a special niece, Donna Tillman; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service will be held to honor Charlie's life today (Wednesday, Oct. 30), at 11 a.m., at Whitley's Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Kirk Tutterow will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.