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Charles "Chuck" Melvin Spence III
Charles Melvin “Chuck” Spence III, 63, of Nebo, North Carolina, passed away on the evening of Friday, May 21, 2021 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills in Forest City.
A native of Pennsylvania, Chuck was born on August 05, 1957 to the late Charles Melvin Spence II and Sarah Louise Turner Coleman.
Chuck was a very kind, loving, and patient soul with the ability to make others laugh with his incredible sense of humor. He was very talented with auto body restoration. He thoroughly enjoyed working on cars. He was also a generous man who would give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it. A loving husband and awesome step-father and grandfather, Chuck will be remembered as a family man.
He is preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Turner and Timothy Spence.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Harriet Lorraine “Lori” Spence; step-daughter, Hannah Dutton; two grandchildren, C.J. McManus and Savannah Boatwright; six siblings, Alton Harvey, Mary Reimer, John Harvey, Ruth Marshall, Ray Hamilton, Jr., and Linda LeClair; numerous nieces and nephews; and his special fur baby and sidekick, Mack.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service & Crematory in Marion. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be directed in Chuck’s name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123 or by visiting www.cancer.org.
Chuck I remember all those times we had when I was younger, where you and I would jump in my truck and go fishing until Mama would call us home. I can remember us buying a new house and how happy you were to finally have your own shop to tinker in. I remember that day I found a motorcycle on Craigslist and you drove it for me all the way from Pageland with a broken arm. You taught me how to drive it all over the yard. I remember watching you gross me out loving on mama. And I remember the last day I saw you, telling me you loved me and that we were the best thing to ever happen to you. I promised you we would ride motorcycles on the other side and that we loved you more than you could ever fathom. And everything would be just fine.
Today its raining outside, it's raining and I'm wanting to call the house phone for you to pick up and say hey is your scruffy voice, to tell me mamas taking a nap. Or to hear you say shug. And you hang up saying, "later."
We miss you. Savannah misses you playing barbies with her. CJ misses walking "Mack Mack" with you. And every single time I get behind the wheel of a motorcycle whether I'm driving or riding shotgun I look up to the skies and tears just fall like rain, like the rain falling outside my window. You were and still are a dear friend, we miss you so much. And I know me and mama can't wait to see you again.
Hannah Oct 28 2021 5:29 PM
My blue-eyed angel, fly high and far. Perch upon an olive branch, a neon moon or star. Don your hat, your vest and boots, and rev your Harley high, and ride until your heart's content on that highway in the sky. Rest your soul on a bed of flowers, sleep soundly on a cloud. Know that you are loved, and how you made me proud. Know that you were special, most patient, true and kind. Forever grateful I will be to know that you were mine. Forever happy is my heart although we are apart. Until we meet again my blue-eyed angel, fly high and far.
Your loving wife
Lori Spence May 27 2021 12:00 AM
I became friends with Chuck while walking our dogs every day- my dog Molly loved to play with his baby Mack, the dogs would romp around and we would chat almost every day. He was funny, smart, easy to talk to, we hit it off right away.With his passing I am deeply saddened, my dog walks are forever changed. He will be missed very much in our neighborhood.Our condolences to Lori andChuck's family.Chuck left us way tooearly. Rest in Peace my friend. ----Rudy and Lisa Sturm
Rudy and Lisa Sturm May 25 2021 12:00 AM
Uncle Chuck you will never know the impact you made in my life! I will forever keep your memory Alive!!! You were definitely taken so suddenly but I promise to take care of my mom and also make sure that Lori is good!! We love you so much! Until we meet again!
Carrie Johnson May 25 2021 12:00 AM