Blood drive to honor Charles Behm

December 6, 2012

The West Greene National Honor Society will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 11 in the high school gymnasium in memory of Charles “Joe” Behm III.

Those who plan to donate are asked to bring a form of identification.

Behm was a native of Greene County and a lifelong resident of Wind Ridge. He was an auctioneer and partner in Behm’s Auction Service and a licensed real estate salesman, broker and appraiser.

He was recently honored with a posthumous Distinguished Service Award by the Waynesburg Area Chamber of Commerce.

At age 12, he was a member of the first graduating class of Knotts School of Auctioneering at Wheeling College. In 1970, he was recognized as the youngest licensed auctioneer in the United States and appeared as a contestant on “To Tell the Truth.”

He was a 1976 graduate of West Greene High School and studied real estate through Penn State University and International Society of Appraisers.

Behm was a member of First Baptist Church of Waynesburg, where he served as a deacon and trustee. He was well known to the Greene County 4-H program, having served as a leader and board member.

He provided auctioneer services to the 4-H youth livestock sales at both the Greene County and Jacktown Fairs. He was a member of the board of directors of the Jacktown Fair for many years and a member of Waynesburg Lodge 153 F&AM.



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