Charles R. “Charlie” Pride, 80, of Washington, passed away at 8:26 a.m. Friday at Jasper Memorial Hospital.
Born April 20, 1932, in Washington, he was the son of Charles and Geraldine (Brothers) Pride. He attended Washington Catholic High School and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was an avid Cubs baseball and Indiana University basketball fan and loved watching NASCAR on TV. He was retired from Otis Elevator in Bloomington and had worked at McCord Corp. He was a member of the Washington Eagles and American Legion. He also was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Fox) Pride, whom he married Oct. 6, 1978; two daughters, Donna Pride of Plainville and Stacy Padgett of Washington; three grandchildren, Jordan Pride of Plainville, and Brody and Brylee Padgett of Washington; two great-grandchildren, Shayleigh and Parker Pride of Plainville; one sister, Patricia (Don) Wan of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; two brothers, Joseph Pride of Charlotte, N.C., and Garry (Hattie) Pride of Calvert City, Ky.; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Rita Ann Pride; two sisters, Margaret Ann Pride and Mary Lou Pride; and one brother, Donald R. Pride.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church with Father Gordon Mann as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Washington American Legion and VFW.
A wake service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday followed by visitation until 8 p.m. at Ed Lee Mortuary.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.edleemortuary.com.
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