Charles A. McHargue, 81, of Brazil, died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, July 4, 2004, in Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, following an extended illness of five years.
Born in Brazil on June 30, 1923, he was the son of Martin and Rozella Lambert McHargue. He graduated from Brazil High School.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army with the 160th Engineers and was involved in the Battle of the Bulge.
After the war ended, he became a serviceman for Otto's Gas, and for 18 years before his retirement in 1989, he was self-employed in Charlie's Heating and Plumbing,
Memberships included Berea Christian Church (he later attended Eastside Christian Church); AARP; and he was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Brazil, Post 1127.
Married on June 16, 1951, he is survived by his wife, Norma J. Thompson McHargue; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles E. "Chuck" and Linda McHargue, Avon; two granddaughters, Magdalena and Martina McHargue; a nephew; three nieces; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
His parents and a brother, Jack McHargue, are deceased.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Miller Memorial Chapel. Brother Bill Brock will officiate and burial will be in Bee Ridge Cemetery with military rites conducted by the VFW and American Legion posts. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today.