Charles W. "Chuck" Stevenson, 80, of Wilfred, passed away at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2006 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute.
Born Aug. 1, 1925 in Shepherdsville, he was the son of William W. Stevenson and Laverna (Payne) Stevenson. On Jan. 25, 1947, he married Vivian L. (McDaniel) Stevenson.
He retired from Niles Michigan National Standard Company. He lived in South Bend for 45 years and worked for Studebaker Corporation for 10 years. He worked at Wheel-Horse Products in late 1962 for six years, first in the machine shop and moving stock, then to inspection and then a supervisor in the welding department in South Bend, then he went to work for National Standard in Niles, Michigan for 20 years before retiring. He then moved to Shelburn. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 972 of Terre Haute and the Shelburn American Legion Post 197. He was a member of the Friendly Grove Baptist Church in Lewis. He was a World War II Navy veteran.
Survivors include: his wife Vivian of Shelburn; a daughter and son-in-law Glenda and Tom Dean of Hymera; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerry Stevenson of Wilfred, and Gary and Sheree Stevenson of Niles, Mich.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna and Norman Denny of Arboles, Colo., and Wilma Cochran and Jerry Bolinger of Coalmont; three brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Mary Stevenson of Niles, Mich., Harvie and Thelma Stevenson of Danville, and Warren and June Stevenson of Lewis; a brother-in-law Orvan Rehmel of Coalmont; grandchildren, Jerry Stevenson, Jr., Charles Stevenson, Adam Stevenson, Jason Stevenson, Tom Dean, Travis Dean, and Lynnzy Dean; seven great-grandchildren; 28 nieces and nephews and families; two aunts; and a large extended family of cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Bill, Bob, Oliver and Arthur Stevenson, and a sister Susan Rehmel.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Friendly Grove Baptist Church in Lewis with the Rev. Harold Thomas officiating. Burial will be at Friendly Grove Cemetery in Lewis with military graveside rites.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today, and from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to VFW Post 972 in Terre Haute, the Friendly Grove Baptist Church or the Heart Association. Envelopes will be available at the church.
McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home in Jasonville is in charge of arrangements.