He was born April 9, 1950, in Thorntown, to Marvin Vansickle and Dee Truax Vansickle.
Charlie served his country in the U.S. Army, and had been employed at Uniroyal in Indianapolis; Lobdell -- Oxford in Greencastle, I.A.C., formerly Lear, in Greencastle, and Great Dane in Brazil.
His father, an infant brother and an infant sister preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Vera, sons Todd Vansickle and companion Tammi Witt, Brazil, and Brian Vansickle and wife Gena, Coatesville, his mother Dee Vansickle, Lebanon, grandchildren Christina, Tyler and Grace, brothers John and wife Bev, Thorntown, Raymond, Lebanon, Wayne and wife Betty, Whitestown, Pete and wife Ericka, Germany, Kenny, Indianapolis, Francis and wife Judy, Lancaster, Calif., and Ed, Lebanon, sisters Carol Ford and husband John, Thorntown, Katrina Whiteside and husband Jerry, Lebanon, Karen Vansickle, Rockville, Teresa Smith and husband David, Poland, Debbie Stone, Lebanon, and Patsy Lang, Lebanon, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends Thursday, March 3, 2011, from 4-8 p.m., at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, 4 Percy Julian Dr., Greencastle.
Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.