Charlie Carlton Moshenek
Charlie Carlton Moshenek
  • August 4, 1942 - May 2, 2017
  • Gordonsville, Virginia

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Charlie Carlton Moshenek, 74, of Gordonsville, passed away on May 2nd, 2017 in his home with his family surrounding him, after a period of declining health.

Charlie was born on August 4th, 1942, in Danville, VA, to the late Elisha Carlton and Mary Elizabeth Barker Moshenek. He grew up in the community of Ringgold, Virginia and lived much of his life in North Carolina. After he retired from Royster-Clark, he moved from Virginia Beach to the Charlottesville area to be closer to his daughters. He worked in the agricultural industry his entire life - from agricultural chemicals to farming. Wherever he lived, he was known to have the best lawn in the neighborhood. He was passionate about his grass and tomatoes. He loved planes, trains and tractors and in earlier years, enjoyed piloting his own aircraft and boating. He worked hard all his life and passed that work ethic to his descendants. In his last years, during his retirement, he traveled extensively all over the world with his special companion, Pat Oliff of Richmond, Va. His happiest and most peaceful moments were always on the deck of a cruise ship.

In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his son, Charles Andrew Moshenek.

Charlie is survived by daughters Sarah Ponton of Schuyler, VA and Mary-Burnam Brown of Barboursville, VA; and grandchildren Brittany Snoddy, Danielle Morris, Kristen Ponton, Cameron Brown and Reagan Brown; along with cousins, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by one sister, Alice Lively of Greensboro, NC; and two brothers, Kenneth Moshenek of Mooresville, NC and Robert Moshenek of Ringgold, VA. He leaves behind two son in laws, Richard Ponton and Jeffrey Brown and a very special friend with whom he shared his life and travels, Pat Oliff.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, May 7th, 2017, at 2:00 pm, at Teague Funeral Service in Charlottesville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A graveside service will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville, VA. Donations may be made online in his name at