Cumberland Times-News


July 3, 2014


— KEYSER, W.Va. — Charles J. “Butch” Arbogast,, 64, of Fountainhead Drive, Keyser, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser.

Born on Oct. 17, 1949, at Cumberland, he was a son of the late Lillian Alice (Arbogast) Barger. He also was preceded in death by his uncle and aunt who reared him, Allen and Nola Dolly and two sisters, Evelyn Mackley and Lucy Dolly.

Mr. Arbogast was a 1969 graduate of Keyser High School. He worked for 22 years as a forklift operator with Anchor Glass in Keyser and retired from New England Motor Freight in Hagerstown. He was a member of Living Faith Fellowship in Keyser. He loved his camp along Patterson Creek and spending time with his family at the camp. In his younger days, he was an avid softball player.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Deborah A. (Courtney) Arbogast; his children, Charles J. “Butchie” Arbogast, II and wife Kim of Keyser, Apryl D. Nelson and husband Mark of Rawlings, and Amanda Alice Fox and husband Ron of Strasburg, Va.; four brothers, Marchie Dolly, Robert Dolly and wife Inez, Ronnie Dolly and wife Etta and Paul Dolly, all of Keyser; one sister, Patty Jean Newhouse and husband Eugene of Summersville, S.C.; 13 grandchildren, Mikala, Timmy, Alexander, Ashley and husband Eddie, Josh, Chloe, Dylan, Stephanie, Kristen, Brianna, Lisa and husband Chad, Samantha and Ron, III and four great-grandchildren, Natalie, Brooke, Blayne and Tristan.

Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Sunday, July 6, 2014, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Monday, July 7, 2014, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gordon Brubaker officiating.

Interment will be in the Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mr. Arbogast’s obituary at

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