SPANGLER, Charles Edward
Chuck's life began March 27, 1934 in Jonesville, Virginia. His proud parents were James Mac and Reedy Faye (Long) Spangler. When Chuck was ten his family moved to Buchanan, Michigan where his father took a job with Clark Equipment. Chuck spent his childhood growing up in southwest Michigan graduating from High School in Cassopolis in 1952. After graduation Chuck continued his education at a junior college in Chicago, IL. Chuck proudly served his country during the Korean War. Upon returning to southwest Michigan Chuck helped operate Spangler Tractor Sales in Dowagiac, then worked as a Supervisor for Cass County Road Commission, he then went to work for Avenue Lawn and Garden as a tractor salesman, Chuck then decided to change careers and became a broker for Cressey and Everett, and later retired as a self-employed real estate appraiser. When Chuck was not working he enjoyed golf, the outdoors, hunting, in his younger years he was a pilot, and he was an excellent craftsman. Chuck was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Chuck's greatest love was spending time with his loving family which includes: his wife Ruth Yoder whom he married March 7, 1980; his daughters Marjorie Faye (Rich) Huffman of Huntsville, Alabama and Penny Kay Spangler of Heber Springs, Arkansas; three step-children Jeff (Mary Lynn) Fosdick of Hanover; Tammy Lynn (Robert L.) Post of South Bend, and Stephen (Christine) Fosdick of Dowagiac; 11 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters Betty Sue Tedrick of Bend, Oregon and Pauline LaBelle (Bill) Fairweather of Syracuse, IN; a brother Mac Douglas (Betty Jane) Spangler of Herculaneum, Missouri; and many nieces and nephews. Chuck died Wednesday, November 22, at home. Chuck's son Michael Charles Spangler and parents precede him in death. Friends may visit with Chuck's family Sunday, November 26, from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet, MI. Pastor Mark Cowell will celebrate Chuck's life Monday, November 27, at 11:00 am at Midway Baptist Church in Watervliet. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Cemetery in Watervliet. Memorials may be made in Chuck's name to the ALS Association.
Published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on 11/24/2006. (Posted by a VOLUNTEER-NO family connection)