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Charles R. Sommerville

Charles R. Sommerville Charles R. Sommerville

Charles Ray Sommerville, age 75, New Salisbury, Ind., passed away at his home on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

He was born on Jan. 2, 1946, in New Albany, Ind., to John and Inez Stiles Sommerville. Charlie married Betty Bowling Sommerville on Sept. 16, 1967, even though they were “engaged” at 5 years old.

He worked and retired as a parts manager for Perkins Motors. Charlie enjoyed hunting with his beagles, bluegill fishing, caring for his lawn, but most of all he loved spending time with his wife Betty, his children and grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers.

Charlie is survived by his wife; two sons, Brian Sommerville (Cindy) and Brad Sommerville (Michelle); seven grandchildren, Shannon Sommerville, Brianne Sommerville, Kyle Sommerville, Breanna Beswick, Lucas Beswick, Lacy Cantrell (Josh) and Joe McCarty (Jill); five great-grandchildren, Adalynn Fetz, Jaiden Cantrell and Jenna, Jordin and Joe McCarty; one brother, Gene Sommerville; one sister, Linda Downs; and one sister-in-law, Freda Sommerville.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

A visitation will be held from 2 until 3 p.m. with the funeral services starting at 3 p.m.

Per Charlie’s wishes cremation was chosen.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Charlie’s name to a charity of your choice.