Charlie served in the U.S. Air Force until the early 1960s. He began his long sales career with a well-known tool company and continued his career with several different Fortune 500 companies until his retirement in 1999.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Margaret (Peg); daughters, Yvonne Shaw (Ralph) of Homerville, Roxanne Boersma (Brian) of Carey, Illinois; granddaughters, Tiffany (Shaw) Rardin (Rob) of Estero, Florida, Erin (Shaw) Stoll (Caleb) of Medina, Rachel Boersma; grandson, Steven Boersma; and great-grandsons, Landon, Lane (Medina), Owen and Weston (Estero, Florida).
Charlie will be missed by his family and friends. A private viewing was held November 19, 2013, and arrangements were made by Coastal Cremations & Funeral Care in New Port Richey, Florida.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.