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  • Charles “Chuck" Wade

    Charles “Chuck" Wade

Charles ‘Chuck’ Wade, 86

June 5, 2016

Charles “Chuck" Wade

Charles “Chuck” Wade

Charles “Chuck” Wade, 86, of Port Char­lotte, Fla., passed away peace­fully on June 5, 2016.

He was born Dec. 5, 1929, to Lovia and Den­nis Wade in Oak­land City, Ind. He mar­ried Ruth Ris­ley of Peters­burg, Ind., on Oct. 22, 1949.

Chuck was a mas­ter car­pen­ter and worked for many years in the Chicago sub­urbs. After mov­ing to Evans­ville, Ind., in 1970, he and Ruth owned and oper­ated Ris­ley TV on West Franklin St. A mem­ber of Evansville’s West Side Nut Club, Chuck later worked as a mas­ter fin­ish car­pen­ter, where he enjoy­ing design­ing and build­ing fur­ni­ture and cus­tom items for friends and fam­ily. Chuck took great plea­sure in meet­ing and talk­ing to peo­ple. Many grav­i­tated towards him for his gen­uine humil­ity and sense of humor. He was a vol­un­teer for Meals On Wheels in Engle­wood for seven years.

A gen­er­ous and lov­ing soul to all who knew him, he was a lov­ing hus­band, father, uncle and friend.

Chuck is sur­vived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Ruth, of Life Care Cen­ter in Punta Gorda, Fla.; his son, Dou­glas, of Indi­anapo­lis, Ind.; a sis­ter, Pauline Christ­mas, of Arling­ton, Texas; and a brother, Devon, of Salem, Ore.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and sib­lings Clyde, Mary, Gladys, Dorothy, Dessie and JB.

Chuck leaves behind numer­ous truly ador­ing nieces and nephews, for many of whom he pro­vided a lov­ing and nur­tur­ing environment.

A memo­r­ial ser­vice will be held at 1 p.m. Sat­ur­day, June 18, at the Chris­t­ian The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary, Sweeney Chapel, 1000 West 42nd St., Indi­anapo­lis, IN 46208.

Inurn­ment will be in Wal­nut Hill Ceme­tery in Peters­burg, Ind.

Memo­r­ial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Asso­ci­a­tion, 22107 Elmyra Blvd., Port Char­lotte, FL 33952 or Meals on Wheels of Engle­wood, Post Office Box 782, Engle­wood, FL 34295, in mem­ory of Charles Wade.

Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home with Pri­vate Cre­ma­tory has been selected to han­dle arrange­ments.  You may share a mem­ory with the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com