The Rev. Carroll M. Churchey, 85

OCT. 9, 1927-FEB. 17, 2013

February 18, 2013
  • The Rev. Carroll M. Churchey
The Rev. Carroll M. Churchey

The Rev. Carroll M. Churchey, 85, a resident of Golden Living Center and formerly of 1113 Fry Ave., both of Hagerstown, Md., died at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at the nursing home. 

He was born Oct. 9, 1927, in Sharpsburg, Md., the son of the late Otho E. and Margaret E. (Griffith) Churchey.
The Rev. Churchey was enrolled in the Woodrow Wilson Technical School in a radio course. He also completed a preliminary teacher course at Washington Bible College. 

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn (Heckman) Churchey. He married his second wife, Catherine (Tracey) Churchey on Feb. 15, 2003. 

The Rev. Churchey was a member of Waynesboro Bible Church, which he started in 1968 in the basement of the current building that was completed Aug. 25, 1971. They worshiped in a vacant room in a store owned by Freed Mouer. He served there until January 1978. He also served as elder, on the missions committee, church board and sang in the choir. The Rev. Churchey was active visiting people to share the good news about the Lord. 

He also served as pastor of Blue Rock First Church of God, Clear Spring, Indian Spring, Chambersburg and Samples Manor.
In addition to his second wife, he is survived by a number of nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Iola Metz and Anna Mason and four brothers, his twin Harold Churchey, Paul Churchey, Clinton Churchey and Leon Churchey. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Waynesboro Bible Church, 8216 Stottlemyer Road, Waynesboro, with the Rev. Robert Fitz and Pastor Ronald Key officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown. 

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Waynesboro Bible Church Missions, 8216 Stottlemyer Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268 or Camp Tohiglo, 10670 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

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