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Charles Wayne “Chuck” Plake

December 28, 1938 — December 13, 2015

Charles Wayne "Chuck" Plake, 76 of Tipton passed peacefully with his family by his side Sunday, December 13, 2015 at his residence. He was born December 28, 1938 in Tipton, Indiana to Doris “Diddy” Plake and Ruby Pauline (Burris) Fox. In April of 1958 he married Carol Ann Cardwell and she survives.

Chuck retired as the Tipton Fire Department Chief following 20 years of service. He was a carpenter and builder by trade. Chuck was a member of the West Street Christian Church, Tipton Elks Lodge 1012, Austin Masonic Lodge #28, Tipton American Legion #46, and Tipton Moose 1590. He served in the United States Army Company B 2nd Airborne BE 503rd Infantry from 1956 – 1959.

He was a loving husband to Carol; father to three children, Jack Plake and wife Catherine, Long Beach, California, Carrie Greene and husband Rick, Tipton, Kathy Mendenhall and husband Tim, Tipton; a brother, Earl “Sonny” Plake and wife Lynn, Texas; four sisters, Ruby Jean Wylie, Tennessee, Sherry Osborn and husband Jim, Tipton, Arletta Baxter and husband Paul, of Tipton, Vicky Dickey and husband Fred, Frankfort; special sister-in-law Patty Cline of Tipton, Cassandra Plake of Goldsmith, and Mary Cardwell.

Chuck is also survived by seven grandchildren, Brooke (Nick) Komar of Plano, Texas, Candace (Mike) Knauer of Beach Grove, Joshua Greene of Indianapolis, Brittany (Ryan) Hughes of Tipton, Ross (Kegan) Mendenhall of Tipton, Madison (Nathan) Watson of Zionsville and Seth Mendenhall of Tipton; eight great-grandchildren, Elijah and Raegan Knauer, Coralee and Madeline Komar, Carson, Reid and Piper Hughes, and Eisley Watson, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Dannette, a brother Jack, father and mother-in-laws Zeke and Luella Cardwell, brothers-in-law Dan Cardwell, Earl Wylie, and Ed Cline, a niece and two nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 18 at West Street Christian Church with Rev. Linda McKiernan-Allen presiding. Burial with military rites will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled on Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Young-Nichols Funeral Home where a Masonic service will be held at 5:30 p.m. There will also be an hour of visitation at the church Friday from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida, 33607.

Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

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