He was born June 17, 1952 in Peoria to William and Genevieve (Sutton) Murphy. He married Shirley Pedersen June 2, 1984 in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are two children, Renee (Dennis) Lindsey of Bartonville and Thomas Murphy of Illinois; 3 grandchildren, Breanna Stomberg, Heather Lindsey and Brenna Lindsey; 3 brothers, William (Jeanette) Murphy of Princeville, Billy (Shirley) Crotts of Laura and Tom (Jean) Crotts of Iowa; 2 sisters, his twin Charla (John) Buckley and Jennifer (Paul) Kannerberg, both of East Peoria; and several nieces and nephews.
Chuck was a machinist at Caterpillar, Inc. retiring in 2006 after 31 years. He then worked as a security guard at the Midwest Generation Powerton Plant in Pekin.
Personally, he took great joy in spending time with granddaughter Breanna, who was the light of his life.
Chuck was a tremendous fan of girls softball and was known as a fierce spectator in local leagues. He fearlessly challenged the judgement of misguided and nearsighted officials.
He enjoyed the fellowship of deer hunting with his brother-in-law and nephews, even if the only thing he ever killed was a bag of cheetos.
Chuck’s life will be celebrated at a funeral service at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Cremation will be accorded following the services.
Memorials are requested to: Illinois Cancer Center, the Eastside Girls Softball Rec League, the Oak Grove Grade School Girls Softball Program, Limestone Community High School Girls Softball team or the Bartonville Fire Department.
To view Chuck’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com