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Charles Audley Arbuckle

September 3, 1948 -
August 2, 2022

Charles Audley Arbuckle, 72, of rural Dewey (Mahomet) passed away August 2, 2022.

He was born September 3, 1948, in Urbana, Illinois, son of John Arbuckle and Mary Phillippe Arbuckle.  He married Susan Kessinger on September 5, 1970 at Watseka. She survives.  Chuck and Sue were married 51 years.

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Charles Audley Arbuckle, 72, of rural Dewey (Mahomet) passed away August 2, 2022.

He was born September 3, 1948, in Urbana, Illinois, son of John Arbuckle and Mary Phillippe Arbuckle.  He married Susan Kessinger on September 5, 1970 at Watseka. She survives.  Chuck and Sue were married 51 years.

Also surviving are a son John (Holly) of Newcastle, Maine, and a daughter, Kristen (Tom Lalley) of Washington, DC, as well as four grandchildren, Noah and Zea Arbuckle, and Jane and Eamon Lalley; sisters Sarabess Fink (Frank Ehler) Fisher; Jean (Bill) Mueller, Mahomet; Marjorie (Marvin) Mayes, Nevada/California; mother-in-law Minerva Kessinger, Watseka, and brother-in-law Dennis (Dianne) Kessinger, Colorado; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Chuck was a lifelong farmer. He had also worked at Bondville/Rising Elevator, and for his uncle “Red” Phillippe in construction.

He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  He loved hiking, fishing, traveling, camping, canoeing, riding a tractor, and spending time with his family.  Chuck graduated from Mahomet-Seymour High School in 1967 and from Illinois State University in 1971 with a BS in Agriculture Education.

He was a member from birth of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, rural Champaign, and had served on every committee and board of the church.

He was elected to the Champaign County Board, and served on the County Zoning Board of Appeals.  He volunteered with Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts, Mahomet Area Youth Club, and co-founded the Champaign County Parkinson’s Support Group.

To quote an article written about Chuck in 2019, “he believes in Christian stewardship of the land, planting trees, family values, God, and ice cream every day.”

A family funeral will be held at a later date.  The family requests no flowers.  Memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon UMC, Transitions Hospice, or directly to Parkinson’s Research.

Condolences may be offered at www.morganmemorialhome.com.

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