Charles E. Wratchford

Published 1:46 pm Monday, October 4, 2021

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Mr. Charles E. Wratchford, 91, of Andalusia passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Mizell Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Wratchford served in the Army for 20 years and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a police officer for the Town of Red Level and the City of Opp. He was also employed by Douglas MacArthur State Technical College in Opp.

Charles E. Wratchford

Mr. Wratchford is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ruby Wratchford; children, Andy (Debbie) Wratchford of Madison, Alabama, Larry Wratchford of Andalusia, Karen (Buddy) Gunter of Dozier, Alabama, Jean (Dennis) Sellers of Andalusia, Pam (Greg) Austin of Andalusia, Shelia (Stanley) Walls of Enterprise, and Glenn (LeAnn) Wratchford of Monroeville; daughter-in-law, Debi Wratchford of Montgomery; sister, Darlene (Blaine) Shockey of Moorefield, West Virginia; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Gordon Wratchford; parents, Pearl and Glenn Wratchford; and brothers, George Wratchford, Phil Wratchford, Wayne Wratchford, Roger Wratchford, and Don Wratchford.

Funeral services for Mr. Wratchford will be held Wednesday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m., from Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel with military graveside honors following in Bethel Cemetery in the Babbie Community. Visitation will be held at Wyatt Funeral Home one hour prior to the service. Rev. Nathan Daniels will be officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Anthony Wratchford, Jeff Davis, Josh Davis, Russell Sellers, Matthew Sellers, Alan Youngblood, Hunter Walls, and Bailey Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be Joey Wratchford, Jacob Wratchford, and Corey Wratchford.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.