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Originally published: 2012-09-05 16:54:57
Last modified: 2012-09-06 11:20:10

Charles Risk

Mr. Charles Risk, 88, of NC Hwy 194 North, Todd, passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 4, 2012, at Glenbridge Health & Rehabilitation.

Born June 18, 1924, in Lancaster County, Penn., he was a son of the late William Harvey and Margaret Clark Risk. He was a US Army veteran and a retired building contractor. Mr. Risk was an active member of South Fork Baptist Church, where he had served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was active in the Todd community, serving as a volunteer firefighter and first responder and was a member of the Todd Ruritan Club. Charlie was an ardent hunter and enjoyed making cabinets and furniture.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary June Miller Risk; three children, David Risk and wife, Darlene, of Boone, Linda Miller and husband, Keith, of Statesville, and Kevin Risk of Baton Rouge, La.; five grandchildren, Jeff Risk and wife, Angela, Jonathan Risk and wife, Jenny, Kim LeFever and husband Bryan, Jeremy Miller and wife, Michelle, and Jason Miller and wife, Lisa, fourteen great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Don, Bob and Tom Risk, all of Lancaster, Penn.

Funeral services for Mr. Charles Risk will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at South Fork Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Homer Murdock, the Rev. Keith Miller and the Rev. Jeff Risk. Burial will follow in the Howell Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday prior to the service from noon until 2 p.m. at South Fork Baptist Church. At other times, friends may call at the residence of David Risk, 1046 Deerfield Road, Boone.

The family respectfully requests no flowers and suggests memorials to South Fork Baptist Church, P.O. Box 27, Todd, N.C. 28684, or to the Howell Cemetery Fund, in care of Ruby Trivette, 10550 NC Hwy 194 North, Todd, N.C. 28684, or to Global Cross Ministries, 307 Auten Circle, Mount Holly, N.C. 28120.

Online condolences may be sent to the Risk family at

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Risk family.