Celebrating the life of Percy John Charles
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Born January 10, 1929 in Grampian, he was the son of George A. and B. Jane (Pentz) Charles. He attended the Bible Fellowship Church, Draucker’s Woods, Luthersburg and was one of the founding members of the Grampian-Penn-Bloom Volunteer Fire Company where he was honored in 2007 as a VIP Lifetime Member in the Grampian Days Parade
During his lifetime, he worked for Greg Drilling Company, Howe’s Leather Co. working in the repair crew, was a foreman for Superior Pet Products and worked for the PA Department of Transportation Photo Center in Clearfield. He also owned and operated Charles Concessions where he enjoyed working with his wife at many fairs and festivals throughout Clearfield County.
On November 5, 1948 in Curwensville, he wed the former Marilyn B. Solley who survives along with 3 children Larry L. Charles and wife Dorothy and Linda L. McCall and husband George both of Grampian, and Richard L. Charles and wife Pam of Clearfield. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren: Ryan Charles, Molley Charles, Shaun Charles, Jason Charles, Greg Charles, Paul Charles, Mark McCall, Melissa (McCall) Hollabaugh, Dan Charles, Damien Charles, and Dustin Charles. In addition he is survived by a daughter-in-law Linda Charles of Grampian.
Percy was a wonderful father and husband and will be sadly missed by his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Michael P. Charles, a daughter Lugene Lynne Charles, an infant brother Wilfred Charles and a brother George Lynn Charles. He was the last member of his generation.
The family would like to thank DRMC Hospice, Hospice Nurse Diane Waroquier, and caregivers Brianna Harris, Jenna Smith, Kelsey Reed, and Teresa Cowder for all of the wonderful care they gave Percy.
Funeral Services for Percy Charles will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Monday September 30, 2013 at 10:30 AM, with the Reverends Charles M. Lee Jr. and Kevin Beard co-officiating. Interment will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Grampian.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Sunday September 29, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM, and Monday from 9:30 AM until time of services at 10:30 AM.
The family suggests contributions be made to either the Bible Fellowship Church RR1 Luthersburg, PA 15848 or DRMC Hospice 100 Hospital Avenue DuBois, PA 15801
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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