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1941 Charles 2022

Charles "Chuck" Philp

December 31, 1941 — December 3, 2022

Charles "Chuck" Philp, age 80, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 3, 2022.

Chuck was born on December 31, 1941 in Battle Creek to Palmer and Pearl (Covert) Philp. He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School, then married the love of his life, Sharon. They celebrated 61 wonderful years together. When his country called, Chuck went to Vietnam. Chuck enjoyed singing, going for rides, telling jokes, watching sunsets with his wife and found joy showing people his love for the Lord.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Sharon (Gossett) Philp; children, Louise (Rusty) Taylor and Charlie (Valerie) Philp; grandchildren, Amanda Philp, Zachary Taylor, Ben Taylor, Charles Philp III, Lance Philp, and great-grandchildren, Saul, Kari, Kira, Elliot and Kai.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his big brother, Palmer "Sandy" Philp, his grandson, Mitchell Taylor and step-brother, Larry Brown.

In his words from his CB days, "This is the Bald Eagle KAWH 5423 signing off."

Chuck's family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where a funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 12:00 Noon with full military honors and burial to follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Military honors may be viewed at https://vimeo.com/779369634. The service will be livestreamed at https://vimeo.com/event/2683433. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Andrus Street Church of God, Battle Creek or Sebewa Church of God in Lake Odessa. Personal messages for Chuck's family may be shared at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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