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Marilynn Marchione
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GILBERT, W.Va. — Carey Cline, 66, of Gilbert, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and joined his loved ones waiting for him in Heaven Tuesday, March 26, 2013, from Williamson ARH in South Williamson, Ky.

Born January 31, 1947, at Welch, he was a son of the late Silas and Vennie Cline. Also preceding him in death was one brother, Teddy Cline.

Carey was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Upon graduating from Gilbert High School he attended Marshall University and taught at Ben Creek Grade School. Later he was a coal operator across West Virginia and Kentucky. He had various hobbies and interest as a race car driver and he competed and had numerous trophies and wins on dirt and asphalts tracks. He enjoyed traveling across the country for hunting, fishing and sports events.

With extensive knowledge of American history, he regularly participated in the Civil War enactments as a Confederate cannon operator and also as an infantry soldier. Being an excellent golfer he enjoyed winning a spirited game of scramble. His interest in aviation led him to becoming a pilot as well as flying RC planes and helicopters with his granddaughter Liberty. His only pet was Bozo, a yellow nape Amazon parrot. Carey was a member of the Four Winds Tabernacle and a member of the Masonic Lodge Iaeger 148 as a 32nd degree and also a member of the Shriners, York Rite and Scottish Rite.

Those remaining to love and cherish the memory of Carey and to mourn his passing include his loving wife, Pamela Cline; two daughters, Kara Leigh (Edmund) Grimmett of Gilbert and Brandy Beth (Shaye) Justice of Justice; granddaughter, Liberty Faith Justice of Justice; three brothers: Larry (Linda) Cline of Williamson, Eddie (Ilene) Cline of Hanover and Mark (Linda) Cline of Baisden; sister, Aracoma Justice of Baisden; John T. Hatfield, the son he never had; many nieces and nephews and a host of other dear family and friends.

Friends may gather with the family at the Four Wind Tabernacle at the Sprattsville section of Gilbert Thursday, March 28, from 6-9 p.m. with Rev. Clayton Cline officiating.

Honorary pallbearers are Edmund Grimmett, Shaye Justice, Stanley Justus, Dr. Michael Nester, John Mark Hubbard, Matthew Cline, Mark Chasten Cline, Anthony Cline, Chad Bishop, Randall Lester, Denny Lester and Mark Hatfield.

Condolences may be left at www.mountsfuneralhome.com

Mounts Funeral Home of Gilbert is in charge of arrangements.

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