Charles R. Beagle, 74, of Danville, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center.
He was born March 8, 1938, in Danville, to Charles William and Louise Josephine (Purcell) Beagle.
He married Joan M. Storch on Aug. 13, 1966, in Peotone. Joan survives.
Charles also is survived by one son, Patrick B. Beagle and his wife, Gayla; one daughter, Melissa L. Mills; and three grandsons, Ryan P. Beagle, Nathan C. Beagle and Logan J. Mills.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise Allison; father, Charles Beagle; his step-father, Steven Allison; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Charles served in the Marine Corps Reserve from 1959 to 1965. He worked at Heatcraft for 36 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of Furtherlight Masonic Lodge.
Charles was a devoted father, husband and grandfather who loved spending time with his family. He loved gardening, his guitars and playing music. He was a long-time amateur radio operator and enjoyed watching the Fighting Illini and NASCAR.
A celebration of Charles’ life will begin at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Sunset Funeral Home, Danville, with Pastor Paul Dinges officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the funeral home, with Masonic rites at 6:45 p.m. He will be laid to rest, with military honors, at Spring Hill Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given in to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left online at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.