Charles Stegall of Raleigh died on April 14, 2023 at the age of 90. Born in Marshville, North Carolina, he was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Bruce Stegall and Georgie Dean Stegall, and his brother Robert Stegall.
He was married to Carolie Hatsell Stegall of Hubert, North Carolina from October of 1964 until her death in July of 2006. More recently, he has been special friends with Heike Schichtel (originally from Germany) from April of 2009 until the present.
Charles attended Wingate Junior College and Davidson College, both in North Carolina, and he was stationed in Germany for 18 months as a member of the U.S. Army. His career was in Radio Programming at stations in New Bern, Greenville, Raleigh for 32 years at WPTF, and Wake Forest for eight years at WCPE.
For many years, he was a member of Unity Church in Raleigh where he was a co-sponsor of the YOU for ten years and head of the Video Team for another ten years. At the time of his death he was a member of White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh. During his time in Raleigh, he has served on a number of boards including Rotary Club of North Raleigh, Friends of the College, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the Student Theater Guild.
His passions were radio broadcasting, classical music, the mountains, and long one-on-one lunches with friends.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday, May 5, 2023, 11 AM at White Memorial Presbyterian Church on Oberlin Road in Raleigh. The service will also be streamed.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to White Memorial Presbyterian Church (Music Program), 1704 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, NC 27608 or to North Raleigh Rotary (Ukrainian Orphan Program), PO Box 17724, Raleigh, NC 27619.