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Charles D. “Chuck” Wilson passed away peacefully September 14, 2017 in Belton, Missouri at the age of 75.
Chuck was born on Feb. 3, 1942, in Minerva, Ohio. He was baptized and confirmed at Minerva’s First Presbyterian Church. A proud 1960 graduate of Minerva High School, Chuck was an accomplished athlete, lettering in football, basketball, baseball and track. He went on to attend Kent State University. Ever the eternal salesman, Chuck thrived while taking care of his clients in the medical equipment field for over 45 years. Throughout the years, in addition to living and working in Minerva, his family resided in Wichita, Kan.,Tulsa, Okla. and Leawood, Kan.
As a proud father, much of his life was spent watching or coaching his talented sons in baseball, wrestling and football. He also had the great pleasure of watching his grandchildren play sports and always made his presence known in the stands. Chuck himself was an avid and competitive golfer. At one time he arose early to work and then met with his cronies at Edgewater Golf Course in Minerva for their daily, standing 1 p.m. tee time, before heading back to finish out the work day.
He was preceded in death by his loving parents Charles O. Wilson and O. Jane (Keister) Wilson and many beloved pets, including Sonny and Willie.
He is survived by his beloved wife of ten years, Lane, of Belton, Mo. and his two cherished sons, Chaun (Angie) of Raymore, Mo., and Lance (Christi) of Indio, Calif. Chuck’s pride and joy were his five grandchildren, Kyle, Kody, Kaiden, Woody and Lanny. The oldest of three children, Chuck is survived by his sisters, Winnie Davis (Tom) and Ann Fisher (Robin). He was dearly loved by many cousins, nieces, a nephew, business associates, and close friends. Being befriended by Chuck meant “friends for life”.
Time spent with “Chaud” was always an adventure full of his dry wit, razzing, and of course, a healthy dose of competition. He loved talking about and cheering for The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Minerva Lions. Chuck was the undisputed king of 1950’s music trivia and a cook/connoisseur of Ohio home cooking.
The family appreciates the loving care given by Asana Hospice, ComForCare, and the staff at Carnegie Village Senior Living Community. As a fitting celebration of a life well lived, family and friends are invited to gather at Second Presbyterian Church, 318 E 55th St. in Kansas City, Mo. on Monday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in Chuck’s honor to Wayside Waifs humane society and animal protection shelter, 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64137 www.waysidewaifs.org (816) 761-8151. Condolences or special memories or stories about Chuck may be sent to the family in care of Heartland Cremation, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd. #2, Raytown, MO 64133 or posted on their website: www.heartlandcremation.com.