Charles Edward Fuston, age 76, of the Sukey Hollow Community of Whitley County, Kentucky, passed away Sunday morning, January 22, 2023, at the University of Kentucky – Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, KY.

Charlie was born on March 30, 1946, to the late Johnny Fuston and Margaret Marie (Anderson) Fuston in Whitley County, KY.  He was the grandson of the late John Henry Fuston and Rachel (Lawson) Fuston and the late “Sky Jack” Anderson and Haley (Cox) Anderson.

Charlie was well known and well liked throughout this area.  He was known to be friendly, pleasant, and helpful to everyone he encountered.  He always had a joke or riddle to brighten the day.  He could fix nearly anything electrical, plumbing, or mechanical – and fix it with a smile!

He worked for many years at Jellico Monument Company.  He was a longtime member of the Church of God.

In addition to his parents and grandparents, he was preceded in death by his infant son, Charles Arthur Fuston; three sisters, Shirley Knuckles, Dianne Wheeler, and Betty Anderson; two brothers, Freddy Fuston and John Henry Fuston; son-in-law, James Norman, Jr.; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, William “Bill” Huddleston and Cora Lee (Osborne) Huddleston. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Wanda Faye (Huddleston) Fuston, of Sukey Hollow; one son, Edward Shannon Fuston, of Sukey Hollow; two daughters, Tonya Weaver, and husband, Bill, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Cora Beck, and husband, Johnny, of Williamsburg, KY; two grandchildren, Candice Norman, and fiancé, Ryan Carroll, and Shawn Michael Day; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Charlie is also survived by 10 sisters and brothers, Joann Cox, Homer Fuston, Juanita Williams, Howard Fuston, Wanda Johnson, Rose Morris, Haley Fannin, Donna Stead, Margaret Burrows, and Virgie Metts; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends, neighbors, and other relatives to mourn his passing.

There will be no public services at Charlie’s request.

Cox & Son Funeral Home of Jellico is in charge of all arrangements.

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One Reply to “Charles Edward Fuston, age 76, of the Sukey Hollow Community of Whitley County, Kentucky”

  1. im a friend of johnny clawson zelma messer johnny and i were so sorry to hear about charlies passing charlie was a wonderful person always there to help johnny in any way that he needed or anyone else that needed help charlie was there too do anything that he could and would never let you pay him. johnny said he would sure miss his friend charlie i know everyone will miss charlie we are so sorry for the family and friends that he leaves behind we will be praying for the family you have our heart felt love and sympathy God be with you all our hearts are broken too especially johnny he will sure miss charlie johnny told me something today that charlie had said that made him laugh charlie could make johnny laugh, but johnny said that charlie told him one time that he did not want anyone crying for him when he died so just try to remember that charlie would want everyone of us to be happy he is not in pain anymore he is enjoying heaven now

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