Charles "Chuck" Warren Hadley, 85, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
A memorial service will be held 11 AM Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, Boyd Chapel. With Pastor Michael Roth officiating. Friends may meet with the family on Thursday from 10-11 AM prior to the service. Out of respect for family and friends, masks will be required. Memorials may be made to Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085 or Trinity Lutheran Church, 619 Main Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085. Please share a memory or online message at www.PikeFH.com
Chuck was born on September 21, 1935 in Three Rivers the son of the late David and Marian (Watson) Hadley. On May 13, 1989, he married his best friend, Carol Hadley. During their 31 years together, they enjoyed wintering in Ft. Myers, FL, taking cruises, dancing (especially at the Elk's Club in Cape Coral, FL), walking, traveling, and playing games and cards with friends and family. Chuck also liked watching sports and western movies on TV.
Chuck graduated from Bridgman High School and later enlisted in the Army National Guard. At the age of 18, Chuck became a Standard Oil dealer and continued with Standard Oil/Amoco for over 40 years. During this time, Chuck also owned several service stations, Hadley's Towing Service, convenience stores, car washes, apartments, and a drive-in restaurant. Chuck often joked that at one time or another he had employed half of the Bridgman area. Chuck retired from business in 1997 at the age of 62.
Chuck was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Joseph and served as an usher.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Doris Blachut.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife: Carol; son: Scott; daughters: Janna (Jim Tinker) Zehmand Laura (Mark) Sprenger; step children: Mike Paff and Laura Smith; eight grandchildren: Ryan and Evan Hadley, Ariana and Logan Zehm, Kelsey (Marcus) Covert, Alayna (Charles) Matthews, Jonathan (Kelly) Stelter, and Nikki Smith; three great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the Caring Circle and caregivers, Rhonda and Tonya for their loving care in his final days and Deacon Scott Kaiser from Trinity Lutheran Church for his ministry to Chuck.