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Charlie Messer's funeral service to be Tuesday at WHHS

Charlie Messer is shown in a 2017 file photo. Charlie Messer is shown in a 2017 file photo.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, in the West Henderson High School Auditorium, for Charlie Messer, the long-serving Henderson County commissioner who died Friday at the age of 66.


After the funeral, officiated by the Rev. Marcus Hayes, burial will follow at Patty’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Henderson High School.

A lifelong resident of Henderson County, Charles Dwayne "Charlie" Messer was a son of the late JD and Dora Freeman Messer. Charlie graduated from WHHS in 1973. He was a business owner and served his community for many years on the Fletcher Planning Board and Town Council, as well as being a Henderson County Commissioner for five terms. He also served on various other county boards throughout the years.

A member of Biltmore Church in Hendersonville. He was dedicated to his family and especially enjoyed watching his grandsons play ball. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and golf.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sheila Ann Baldwin Messer, whom he married on Jan. 5, 1974; his two daughters, Shalon Ann Messer Pierce (Travis) and Shauna Elizabeth Messer Williams (Mark); four grandchildren, Micah Pierce, Noah Pierce, Lathan Williams and Anniston Williams; and countless friends, with whom he loved spending time. Memorial contributions may be made to one of Charlie’s favorite organizations, Special Needs Sports. Click here to donate.