Charles "Chuck" Straka, 84, of West Frankfort departed this life at 4:10 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, in his home.
Charles was born in West Frankfort a son of Mike and Mary (Malvoick) Straka. He married Wilma Reed in 1942.
Mr. Straka worked for Sears as an appliance repairman for more than 30 years. He attended Trinity Methodist Church. He was a member of the Eagles in Herrin.
He is survived by his daughters Kathy Logsdon of Thompsonville and Kim Ledbetter of West Frankfort; grandchildren Terri Reagan of West Frankfort, Heath Logsdon of Las Vegas, Nev., John Michael Combs of Springfield, Charles Edward Combs of Springfield and Mark Combs of Marion; great-grandchildren Kasey Calvert, Austin Norris, Ryan Smelcer, Kaydee Norris, Hayden Logsdon, Emily Smelcer, Caleb Combs and Neva, Elisha, Mason and Savannah Combs; and great-great-grandchildren Jaxson Calvert and Alaysha Abney.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; son-in-law Jack Logsdon; great-grandson Mathew Smelcer; brothers Tommy Straka, Rudy Straka and Joe Straka; and a sister, Clara Worsham.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour of 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, with Brother Brian Mixon officiating at Varis-Stone Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at Tower Heights Cemetery.