Charles Michael Verity Sr.

Charles Michael Verity Sr.Charles Michael (Chuck) Verity Sr. went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. He was 69 years young.

Chuck was born Dec. 26, 1949, in Kalamazoo, Mich., to James and Katherine Verity. He was the second oldest of 11 kids. Chuck enlisted in the Army in September 1969 and served our country during the Vietnam War. He started working for the U.S. Postal Service in 1974 while enlisted in the reserves.

Chuck worked for the USPS for 35 years as a mail carrier and retired from the Ridgecrest Post Office in 2009. In his retirement, he loved working on classic cars and his house. He loved working on and riding his Harley Davidson and playing his guitar. He was a kindhearted, generous and stubborn man who had accomplished all he wanted to do while he was on this earth.

Chuck is preceded in death by his parents James and Katherine Verity, brothers Thomas and Robert Verity and best friend/ brother James Tedder. He is survived by his son CJ Verity (Shinta) of Ridgecrest, daughter Kathy Hileman (Barry) of Ridgecrest, daughter Annette Verity (Brandon Sosebee) of Ridgecrest, daughter Stephanie Williams (Lennis) of Vacaville, and his adopted extended family Thomas and Karli Tedder and Jamie and Tom O’Malley.

He is survived by his six grandkids, Joshua Hoggard, David Lopez, Jocelyn Hoggard, Bryce Essam, Jayden Verity and Ethan Essam. Chuck is also survived by his brothers Jim Verity of Midwest City, Okla., Dennis Verity (Linda) of Lancaster, Rick Verity of Reno, Nev., Paul Verity of Lancaster, Jack Verity of Weiser, Idaho, and Mike Verity (Patty) of Weiser; and sister Rosemary Verity of Midwest City, Okla. He is also survived by countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Viewing will be held Friday, March 1, from 5-8 p.m. at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel. Services will be Saturday, March 2, at 10:30 at the Holland chapel. Graveside services will follow at Desert Memorial Park.

— Submitted by the family of Charles Verity

Story First Published: 2019-02-22