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Charles "Chuck" Ray Nelson, 66, lost his battle with cancer Jan. 16, 2018, at Springhill Village surrounded by family. He was born Nov. 17, 1951, in Muncie, to Raymond Nelson and Norma Rennecker Nelson.
Chuck grew up in Fort Wayne, before moving to Princeton, where he graduated from Princeton High School. He was an Eagle Scout and went to college at Purdue University. He then joined the Army Reserves and married the love of his life, Jane. They moved to Vincennes, where they began their family before moving to Terre Haute, in 1986, where Chuck was a residential electrician and a long time member of the NECA IBEW Local 725. He was proud to have worked for Crown Electric for 28 years.
Chuck enjoyed working with people, he made countless friends, and took pride in being able to do things for and helping others. He was an extraordinary handy-man and wood craftsman which he was always happy to share his talents with everyone, especially his grandsons. He loved watching Purdue basketball, Colts football, and enjoyed playing golf. He was a very kind and caring man dedicating much of his free time to volunteering with Hospice of the Wabash Valley, 14th and Chestnut, and Christmas in April.
Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Nelson; sister, Janice Garrison; and son-in-law, Daniel Banks.
He is survived by his mother, Norma; his wife of 45 years, Jane; daughters, Cheri Banks, Carri Canada (Kelly Wills), and Cassi Price (Roy); grandchildren, Nicholas, Taylor, Matthew, Camron, Alexis, Chase, Jaxson, and Chloe; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation was chosen and a celebration of life will be at DeBaun Funeral Home on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, from 1 until 4 p.m. with a service to follow at 4 p.m. Pastor Bill Felts will be officiating. Online condolences can be made at:
www.debaunfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 18, 2018
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