Charles Richard Sheckells

Born on September 5, 1927

Departed on December 13, 2013 and resided in Dunwoody, GA

Charles R. Sheckells died peacefully on December 13, 2013 at the age of 86. He was born on September 5, 1927 in Baltimore, Maryland; the son of Charles Willis and Magdalena Delker Sheckells.
Mr. Sheckells graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1945. He served in the U. S. Army Air Corps, and was stationed in Manila, the Philippine Islands during the Second World War. After the war he graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1951 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. During his college years he was on the football and fencing teams, and was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
After college, Mr. Sheckells went to work for the Westinghouse Corporation. He met and married his wife, Jeannene in 1957. After leaving Westinghouse, he went to work for the Honeywell Corporation in the Test Instruments Division where he was the recipient of several awards for outstanding sales and was a member of the Honeywell Presidents' Club. His work took the family to several cities along the eastern seaboard, finally settling in Georgia where they lived for the past 41 years. He retired in 1992.
Charles was a loving and caring husband and father, who was always there for his family and friends. He enjoyed many activities with his family: boating, camping, fishing, hunting, golf, skiing, and traveling. He was active in his community, with the Georgia Head Injury Association, and in several other organizations.
Charles was a lifelong Lutheran, and was always active in his church. He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Norcross, Georgia. Charles enjoyed reading his Bible, teaching, and serving on church committees. At one time he designed and helped to build a Sunday School addition to his church in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jeannene M. Kohler Sheckells; his daughter Susan Stubbs and her husband Wesley, and grandson Charles James C.J. Stubbs; his son David Sheckells and David's godson Brandon Roberts; his son John Sheckells and John's wife Patricia, and her son Shawn Bruce. He is also survived by a step-grandson Daniel Head and his wife Elizabeth and their family.
The family wishes to convey their appreciation and heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff of Brighton Gardens Reminiscence and Crossroads Hospice, who cared so lovingly for Charles.
A memorial service celebrating Mr. Sheckells' life will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:00 in the afternoon at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Norcross, Georgia. Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Sheckells' name to Christ the King Lutheran Church in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, to Crossroads Hospice, or to a charity of your choice.


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  1. Ginger Robinson December 19, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    May Almighty God of Tender Mercies Comfort the Sheckells family 2Co.1:3,4, The hour is Coming when those in the memorial tombs will hear His voice and Come Out, Almighty God will wipe Out every tears And death Will be no more, Almighty God HOPE And PROMISE SOON TO BE ATTAIN, May these thoughts be of some Comfort.
    gingerrobinson@bellsouth.net

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