Charles Edgar Bickford Jr., 68

Published 12:18 pm Tuesday, June 23, 2015

KEYSVILLE, June 23 — Charles Edgar Bickford Jr., 68, of Keysville, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at home with his family by his side.  He was born on April 14, 1947 in Pen-Argyl, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Bickford served in the United States Navy and was a retired correctional officer.  His many hobbies and interests included motorcycle riding, fishing, woodworking, gardening, bird watching and the love of spending time with his family and 17 grandchildren.

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He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Christine Stine Bickford; his parents, Charles and Gladys Bickford; his brother, Wayne Bickford; his children, Holly Burns (Philip), Ty Dunbar, Aimee Willis (Daniel), Tina Hicks (Daniel), Tara Dunbar and Tim Bickford.  Hewas preceded in death by a sister, Mae Frey.

A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 24  at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, with interment to follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Amelia.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23.

Donations can be made to Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center in Richmond.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, is in charge of arrangements.