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Charles “Digger” Ray Schola

May 4, 1924 - February 19, 2021
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Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, WV 26416
(304) 457-2121 | Map
Monday 2/22, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Wright Funeral Home
220 N Walnut St.
Philippi, WV 26416
(304) 457-2121 | Map
Monday 2/22, 1:00 pm

Charles Ray “Digger” Schola, age 96, a resident of Philippi, passed away Friday February 19, 2021 at his residence. Digger was born May 4, 1924 in Barbour County, WV a son of the late Rube Schola and Stepmother Lillina (Bryan) Schola. Digger was united in marriage in 1947 to Harriet Virginia (Young) Schola who precededContinue Reading

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Amy Lewis Adkinson left a message on August 6, 2021:
I've known digger since his son Sam married my cousin Jan he will be greatly missed he was like about all rest in peace Digger you're with Harriet after all
Janna Duckworth left a message on February 22, 2021:
Digger, you were bus driver for years and when it flooded Pleasant Creek you would bring the bus to edge of water and pick me up..and dad had brought me from our house to the bus over the trees in a motorboat in the freezing cold January. You were like a father to me and a great friend to my father.. Will always hold you in my heart. Condolences to the family. And to Sam and Jed. You had a wonderful father. Janna
Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum left a message on February 21, 2021:
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Charles Ray Schola, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Veteran, Charles Ray Schola, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Rick Daugherty, Barbara wright left a message on February 21, 2021:
A life well lived!! Prayers for comfort as you celebrate Digger's legacy. Rick Daugherty (Bird), Barbara Wright and family.
Tino Medina left a message on February 20, 2021:
My sincerest condolences.
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Jean and Jack Rosier left a message on February 20, 2021:
We will miss your phone calls every morning and of an evening to get the fishing stock report. You were my hero Digger from the time I was about 12 years old you gave me my nickname Hot Rod and your buddy Jack is going to be lost without you you were like his Dad! Love you Digger RIP! Sam, Jimmy Jo and Jed our thoughts are with you all prayers!
Ann Phillips Head left a message on February 20, 2021:
"Digger" drove one of the band buses & we always fought to ride his bus. He was always the best! Ann Phillips Philippi High School 1952-56
Glenda Matthew left a message on February 20, 2021:
Jed and family. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort for each of you. May God send you wonderful memories to help you through the rough times. Hugs. Glenda
Michael Coleman left a message on February 20, 2021:
Sam and family, I would like to send my condolences on the passing of Uncle Digger. I always enjoyed my visits them when I was a child. I always cherish those memories. I hope all is well, take care. Sincerely, Cousin Michael Coleman
Jim Coleman left a message on February 20, 2021:
Jim and Sam - I tried to see your Dad in the fall of 1999 when I was last in Philippi but I could not get an answer when I knocked. I was not able to go to the area in 2020. I am sorry I missed him. He was a wonderful family man and I will miss him. So sorry for your loss. Jim Coleman
Teresa (Morrel) Maxwell left a message on February 20, 2021:
So sorry for for your loss. Prayers for all his family and friends. Was a wonderful man and good friends with my dad in their younger years. Teresa (Morrel) Maxwell
Wright Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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