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Charles "Chuck" Christy III



Mr. Charles “Chuck” Christy III, age 68, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away on Thursday, October 01, 2020 at Mission Hospital McDowell.  A native of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, born February 02, 1952, he was the son of the late Robert and Eva Blatterspiel Christy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Rob Christy; and one sister, Dorothy Louise Christy.   


Chuck proudly served as a correctional officer with the North Carolina Department of Corrections; and following many years, retired as a Sergeant from Foothills Correctional Institute in Morganton.  A man of many talents, he was known for his artistic abilities and reputable wood work.  He was a kind hearted soul and always wanted to help others in need. 


A loving “Pop” to his grandchildren, Chuck was always generous to them, he especially treasured the times the children would spend with him in his shop. Making memories with his family meant the world to him, but Chuck truly adored the wonderful memories he made with his wife of 32 years, Trissy Christy, who he cared for more than anything.  His presence will be missed by his family and friends.


Left to cherish his precious memories, in addition to this wife, Trissy Christy; one son, David Stepp (Karen); one daughter, Rebekkah Winters; two sisters, Diane Strotz (Bill) and Cathy Amey (Alan); and two brothers, Dan Christy (Brenda) and Jim Christy (Linda).  He is also survived by his four amazing grandchildren, Avery, Abby, Adley and Reese.   


In keeping with Chuck’s wishes, no services are planned.  Family and friends wishing to leave a thought and/or memory are encouraged to do so by clicking on "tribute wall" on the top right of the obituary. 





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So sorry for your loss I knew Chuck from the trade lot for years and his Dad he was a very good friend of mine, may you RIP my friend

Jack Gallman Oct 8 2020 12:00 AM

Oh Trissy, I am so sorry for your loss. I miss your hugs since the Covid and if I could I would give you a big hug now. May God give you peace in your heart and my love to you.

Janice Painter Oct 7 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles "Chuck" Christy III

Jack and Ruth Ross Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles "Chuck" Christy III

Diane Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

I go back with chuck to the time of the old Catawba pool. I am so sorry for your loss.
Prayers for you and your family during this time

Michael Lonon Oct 5 2020 12:00 AM

Trissy, while Gary and I haven't seen you and Chuck in quite a while, we will always cherish our memories. Especially when Chuck would call Ryan and Heather as Santa Claus! How much he loved Cooper, and it broke his heart to have to give him up. He truly was one of kind, as you are Trissy. Lifting you up to the Throne of Grace. May He surround you in His Peace that surpasses all understanding.
In Him,
Cindy Byas

Cindy Oct 5 2020 12:00 AM

Thinking of you Trissy and so sorry for you loss.

Donna Jill Starnes Oct 4 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, I met you and Chuck when I was your mail carrier. He took me through his work shop which he was very proud of. You and your family are in my prayers, he was and you are very loved.

Brenda Wilson Oct 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles "Chuck" Christy III

Phyllis Blackburn Oct 4 2020 12:00 AM

Trissy, I am so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to you and your family

Linda Aycock Oct 4 2020 12:00 AM

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