PASTOR CHARLES MADISON CRANK, 71, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and child of God, went to be with his Lord on Monday, April 16, 2018. He was born November 16, 1946, in Williamson, W.Va., a son of the late Charles Allen and Lois Morrison Crank. Charles graduated from C-K High School and was a lifelong, self-employed carpenter. He was also a preacher/teacher for most of his life and was a guest pastor in many churches. Most recently he had been the pastor at Eastview Baptist Church in Huntington, W.Va. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ricky McKinney. He is survived by his wife, Marsha Ellen Thacker Crank; one son, Charles Michael Crank of Huntington; two daughters, Lynn McKinney and Stacie Renee McCallister, both of Kenova; six grandchildren, Shannon (Ben) Durfee, Shea (Isiah) Hayes, Paige (Paul) Matula, Joshua McCallister, Christopher Crank and Cameron Crank; three great-grandchildren, Lela Durfee, Nevaeh Hayes and Brayden Matula; one sister, Debbie Crank Breyer of Kenova, and one brother, Chris (Libby) Peterson of Columbus, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Charles lovingly chose to donate his body to Marshall University School of Medicine to help further educate the doctors of tomorrow. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018, at Rollins Funeral Home, Kenova. A Celebration of Life service will begin immediately following the visitation, at 7:30 p.m., with Pastor Danny Sansom officiating.
Published in The Herald-Dispatch on Apr. 19, 2018