Charles Venable Minor Jr.

Published 1:45 pm Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CHARLOTTESVILLE—Charles Venable Minor Jr. of Charlottesville died peacefully at his home in Free Union on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.

He was born on May 14, 1940, in Charlottesville. He was the son of the late Charles Venable and Polly Minor, and the loving husband to Susie Minor.

“Ven” proudly served with and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy.

He was a graduate of the University of Virginia.

One of Charlottesville’s most established real estate brokers, Venable Minor and Associates, he will always be remembered for his loyalty and honesty.

He is survived by his wife; their two children, Halsey Mclean Minor and Raleigh Colston Minor; nine grandchildren; his twin sister, Betsy Minor Cobb of Franklin; and eldest sister, Louise Minor Sinclair.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Raleigh Colston Minor.

He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.

A graveside memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at the University of Virginia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 1-877-768-6807, or

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