Charles D. Wolfe, age 69 of Edwardsville, IL, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 at Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Charles was born on September 4, 1946 in Clarksville, TN, a son of the late Charles E. and Eleanor Rebecca (Grizzard) Wolfe.
Charles had worked at Granite City Steel for forty-three years. He started at eighteen years of age in 1965. During his career at the mill, Charles was a heavy equipment operator and retired as a Union Safety Representative. He was a member of the Chemical Workers Local #51. Charles enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He loved life, he loved to laugh, but most of all he loved his family. Charles will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving children, Steven Wolfe of Stewart County, TN, Karen (Bryan) Douglas of Clarksville, TN and Sara (Tim) Bennett of Edwardsville, IL; dear brother, Bill (Marilyn) Wolfe of Granite City, IL; proud grandfather to Lyndsey, Kayla, Katelyn, Brendan, Emily, Tori, Nora and Cason; special friend, Patricia Dawes of Granite City, IL; extended family and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2016 at Irwin Chapel, with Pastor David Denton officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Fairview Cemetery, Indian Mounds, TN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the family, and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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