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“Good man and good mason. So sorry for your loss. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Carlton Maney

“Darren, Clayton and I are so happy that we got this time to spend with family this weekend. Our hearts go out to you all during this difficult time....Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Vicki & Darren Hiers

“Kate and family, We are sincerely sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. God's Blessings to all. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Betty & Carroll Ned Beam - NC

“To the family, I am so very sorry! Charlie and I had became really close friends in the past two years and he helped me through a lot and gave some...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Charles Wells

“We are so sorry for your loss and prayers for your family. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Tom & Sue Sparks

“Out love hugs and prayers for you and your family. I know you will miss him, but he is in a better place and you will have the assurance that you...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Charles and Doris Hamilton

“Kerry & family - I am sorry to hear of Brother Charlie's passing - he was definitely one of a kind and will be missed. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Phillip Williams

“So sad to see that sweet Charlie has passed. Thoughts and prayers to his family. Helen Shaw Western Carolina Retina Assoc. Asheville, NC ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Helen

“Michelle and Randy ,Savannah,Hunter and Marisa and kids. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless all of you... ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Joe and Pam DiOrio


"Loving Husband, Father and Grandpa" Canton, Charles John Carreño, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at his residence. A native of Tampa, Florida he was the son of the late Aniceto Antonio and Beatrice Chodora Carreño; in addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Gloria Alverez. Charlie proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He retired as a lieutenant with the Tampa Police Department, whereupon moving his family to the mountains of Haywood County. After a brief retirement, Charlie went to work for the UNC Asheville Campus Police, eventually retiring as their Chief. He was an active 32nd degree Mason with the Sonoma Lodge #472 AF&AM loyally serving with his brothers for many years. Charlie was also a loving and proud grandfather and great-grandfather. Charles is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia "Patsy" Carreño; daughter, Michelle Stevens, and her husband, Randy, of Lexington, Tennessee; three sons, Darrell Carreño, and his wife, Rhonda, of Hendersonville, Richard Carreño, and his wife, Kim, of Goose Creek, South Carolina and Kerry Carreño, and his wife, Anita, of Clyde; seven grandchildren, Marisa, Savannah, Hunter, Kate, Clay, Jessica and Brandon; three great-grandchildren, Skye, Lili and Mason. A funeral mass will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Father Julio Dominguez officiating. Burial with graveside Masonic Rites will follow at Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.

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