Death notice of the month: Chuck ‘Charles’ Bevins

Chuck T. ‘Charles’ Bevins
88, Bass Lake

One of the survivors.
One of the survivors.

Chuck Tucker “Charles” Bevins, 88, of 12700 Out-on-the-Highway Road, died Friday evening, just before the sun went down.

Mr. Bevins, 88, was born Dec. 11, 1925, in Osco, Michiana, the final son of Edgar and Ruth (Tucker) Bevins.

In June 1949, Chuck-Tuck married Mrs. Bevins. She survives (see below). Almost immediately, they moved to the Bass Lake area to be more distant from her family.

Charlie was a machinist for the first one-third of his adult life. Then he went into farming. He then got out of farming, fast, and found employment as a machinist, which he continued until his retirement in 1989, with the exception of a brief period spent as a farmer. Following retirement, he farmed for a while, strictly as a hobby.

He was considered a straight-ticket Republican voter, until Reagan left office. Then he quit voting altogether.

Surviving Chuckie-B are his wife, Mrs. Bevins; a daughter, Eliza-Beth, and her late-husband, Ralphie; two sons, Alexander and “Biff,” both divorced at an early age; an ex-granddaughter, Sara; 11 grandchildren; an antique tractor; and several cousins, great-grandchildren, step-nephews and half-friends.

Preceding Chaz in death were his parents; all siblings; a few aunts and uncles; and others.

A preliminary memorial service has already been held. The official funeral service is coming up next week. Visitation is taking place as we speak.

Burial plans are underway.

Memorials may be sent to someone in his family; Former Farmers of America scholarship fund; or either of those two.



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