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Charles William "Charley" Switzer
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Birth: Nov. 3, 1920
London Mills
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1989
Laurie
Morgan County
Missouri, USA

Son of Lee Lacy and Ethel Arthusa (Sidles) Switzer.
Married (first): Ellen Eileen Horn
Children of this union were: Robert Lee, Rose Ellen [McQueen] (Bradshaw), Evert Owen II, and Charles William, Jr. (Charles Jack Gudgel) Switzer
Married (second): Margaret Louise (Whalen) Switzer
Children of this union were: Mary Faye (Switzer) Piercy,
William Michael, Kathleen Ann (Switzer) Lee, Connie Sue (Switzer) Johnson, Cindy (died an infant), Frank Thomas and Richard Allen Switzer.

Loved by all that knew him. His friends called him "Charley". He served in Okinawa during WWII and was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. He was a carpenter, contractor, plumber, and mason, by trade. He also attempted farming and sales. He loved nature. He found pleasure in fishing, finding mushrooms, and especially spending time with his family and friends. He loved the beauties that life provided. Classical music, poetry, the sunrise, sunset, and the landscape that surrounded him. He never quit learning. He was tolerant but also demanding if another violated what "he" knew to be right. He thought of himself and his family as being stronger than most folks. If was not uncommon for him to ask his family to give anything they had to victims of hardships. He fit the description of one that would "give the shirt off his back" for another. He resented being called "Good Old Charley" A neckname given him for his generosity --- a trait that often left his family doing without.  
 
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 Parents:
  Lee Lacy Switzer (1900 - 1987)
  Ethel Arthusa Sidles Switzer (1900 - 1980)
 
 Spouse:
  Ellen Eileen Horn Switzer Lakey (1922 - 2001)*
 
 Children:
  Rose Ellen Switzer [McQueen] Bradshaw (1942 - 2007)*
  Evert Owen Switzer (1944 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Patrick Cemetery
Laurie
Morgan County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Owen Switzer
Record added: Feb 10, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6168223
Charles William Charley Switzer
Added by: Owen Switzer
 
Charles William Charley Switzer
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Charles William Charley Switzer
Added by: Owen Switzer
 
 
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With honor and respect. ★☆★
- sniksnak
 Added: Apr. 15, 2014

- Michelle ❤❤💕❤❤
 Added: Mar. 14, 2014
I miss you Daddy.
- Jack Gudgel
 Added: Nov. 3, 2009
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