Charles F. Wagner III

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Charles "Chuck" F. Wagner III, 85, of Danville, went to his eternal rest on Saturday, May 25, 2019.
He was born Feb. 27, 1934, in Danville, a son of the late Gladys M. (Shepard) and Ralph E. Wagner. He was married for 60 years to the former Helen A. Roney who preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 2019.

Chuck proudly served 13 years in the Air Force, flying missions during the Korean War, as well as serving two tours in Vietnam. After his second tour in Vietnam, he earned the rank of Captain. He then turned in his military wings for commercial wings, seizing an opportunity to fly with United Airlines. In 1979, he achieved a Lear Jet Captain's rating from a Lear Jet flight school at Dallas Love Field in Texas. He retired 25 years ago, after a successful 30-year career as a 747 Captain for United.
Chuck loved to fly and play golf. He was a very good provider for his wife and three sons. He was an American Patriot.

He is survived by two sons, James "Jim" Wagner and wife Sherri of Texas, and Charles F. Wagner IV, of New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by one son, Richard "Rick" Wagner.

Friends are invitied to attend a viewing from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, May 31, at the Brady Funeral Home, 448 Church St., Danville, followed by the funera; at 10, with the Rev. Harry Wonderland officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Danville, with military honors accorded by the American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions in Chuck's memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.

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Erica M
Jun 13, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences. God knows the pain that comes when we lose a loved one. That is why God describes death as his last enemy that he is yearning to do away with (1 Corinthians 15:26). Our dear loved ones who are resting in death will soon be awakened and reunited with us (Isaiah 26:19). Hold on firmly to this beautiful hope, and may the wonderful memories fill your mind and heart.