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Charles (Chuck) Raymond York

April 28, 1951 ~ June 21, 2020 (age 69)

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Charles (Chuck) Raymond York , 69, of Denver, passed away at 1:10am on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his family, exactly four months after his cancer diagnosis.

Chuck was born in Peru on April 28, 1951 to Charles Richard York and Donna Jean Henry York.  At the age of 11, his family moved to Denver, Indiana, where he has resided for the last 58 years.  In January, 1991, he married Karen L. Tucker in Denver, Indiana.

Chuck was a jack of all trades and a man of few words.  After graduating from North Miami High School in 1969, he joined the United States Army, serving in Germany.  He had many occupations, including construction worker, heavy equipment mechanic, concrete truck driver, semi driver, tree trimmer, and timber cutter.  He was an avid deer hunter, enjoyed Nascar, barrel racing, and horseback riding.  He was a member of the North American Hunting Club, American Legion, Denver Saddle Club, and the North American Fishing Club.

Chuck was known for playing Santa at the annual Tucker family Christmas party, and was loved by all the nieces and nephews!

 He is survived by his mother, Donna Jean Henry York, of Peru; his wife, Karen; and his children, Toby Ray York (wife Angie) of Fulton, IN, Canda Marie Turner (Cecil Oliveras) of Plymouth, IN, and Dusti Ranette Witmeyer (Fleet) of Macy, IN.  Also, grandchildren Lucas (Katelyn) York, Joshua (Katlin) York, Kearsten (Gavin) Hucks, Meagan (Dylan) York, Haley (Andrew) York, Wesley York, Colton Welker, Fleet (Kaitlyn) Witmeyer, and Joey Lynn Witmeyer; and great-grandson Oden Hanthorn, and awaiting the arrival of two more later this year.  Also surviving are brothers Michael (Tammy) York of Placerville, CA, Patrick (Sandy) York of Rochester, IN, and Richard (Linda) York of Peru; and sister Deborah (Bruce) Murphy of Denver, IN.  Also, brothers and sisters in-law Terry (Nancy) Phillipy of Elizabethtown, KY, Bobby (Sue) Tucker of Peru, David (Jean) Tucker of Peru, Susan (Mike) Holland of Peru, Deborah (Gordon) Knight of Beech Grove, IN, Paula (Larry Ruble) Hayden of Peru, and Lori (Harold) Bouthot of Peru.  Also, special friends Joey Mongosa, Jimmy Golliher, Nancy Williams and Sonya Ulery, Michael and Lori Robertson, Timmy Mongosa, and many, many others.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Richard York, a son, William Henry York, and an unnamed infant.

Visitation will be held from 4pm – 7pm on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, 105 West Third Street, Peru, Indiana.  Funeral service will be held at 11am on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the funeral home, with Pastor Phillip Troxell officiating.  Burial will take place at Rankin Cemetery in Miami County, with military service provided by the Miami County Military Rites Team.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Denver Saddle Club.

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June 24, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
June 25, 2020

11:00 AM
Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home
105 West Third Street
Peru, IN 46970

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