Charles Faunce

Obituary of Charles Faunce

Charles "Chuck" William Faunce, 80, Gas City, went to be with the Lord in his home at 5:55 a.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018. He was born in Gas City to the late Arthur and Sarah "Sadie" Faunce on April 23, 1937. On September 21, 1985, he married the love of his life, Helen Williams-Coffel, and she survives.

Chuck attended Mississinewa Schools and worked at Owens-Illinois, RCA, and then, for 37 years, worked at General Motors where he eventually retired in 1997. He also ran Gas City Bait & Tackle with his brothers. Chuck was a member of First Baptist Church in Gas City. He loved rooting for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears, as well as the Indiana Hoosiers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. His proudest sporting moment was seeing the Cubs win the 2016 World Series. Chuck also loved bowling, fishing, and scratching lottery tickets. He was a jokester but always had a heart of gold. More than anything, he loved his family, and that can also be said about his pets. He also loved feeding squirrels and birds.

Chuck will also be remembered for having the biggest smile and bluest eyes. He was never afraid to speak his mind. He cherished his life with Helen and always loved taking her out to eat at Applebee's or Cracker Barrel.

In addition to his beloved wife, Helen, survivors include his children, Terri Dix of Marion, Shanna (Richey) Bryant of Peru, Jodie (Lee) Stewart of Jacksonville, Florida, Victor Lee Coffel of Orange Park, Florida, Kimberly Coffel of Cookeville, Tennessee, and Stephanie (Brian) Jordan of Marion, Indiana; his grandchildren, Amanda (Jacob) Winn of North Charleston, South Carolina, Roel Yanez of Corpus Christi, Texas, Jacy Yanez of Corpus Christi, Texas, Kadey (Allan Steele) Obenchain of Gas City, Brayden (Lauren) Foreman of Marion, Kalyn Polochak of Nashville, Tennessee, Garrett Coffel of Orange Park, Florida, and Logan Coffel of Orange Park, Florida; great-grandchildren, Savannah Crews, Megan Hamilton, and Matthew Winn; brother Gene (Sue) Faunce of Gas City; sister, Janet Landis of Chesapeake, Virginia; his beloved pets, dog Maggie and cat Jagger; and many nieces, nephews, and brothers- and sisters-in-law who loved Chuck very much.

Also preceding Chuck in death were his brother, Richard "Dick" Faunce; sister, Donna Barse; grandson, David Elliott Obenchain; and daughter-in-law, Margaret "Maggie" Coffel.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Chuck's funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, IN. Pastor Dean Trumbull will be officiating with burial following at Riverside Cemetery.

The family requests any donations be directed to Family Life Care, 705 S. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN 46953 or American Diabetes Association, 6415 Castleway W. Dr., Ste. 114, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

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