He was born May 26, 1923, in Wabash, to Harry H. and Leah (Ply) Ravenscroft.
Chuck was a U.S. Navy veteran during Word War II, serving in the Atlantic and South Pacific. He married Peggy Barrett at the Wabash Presbyterian Church on Oct. 27, 1946; she died Jan. 29, 2015.
Chuck was a self-employed painter and contractor, co-owner of the Curb-a-Teria restaurant in Monticello,sales manager at the Pontiac-Cadillac Dealership in Wabash, sold insurance several years for Business Mens Assurance, and also managed the Senior Town Apartments in Wabash. He was a 75 year member of the Wabash Presbyterian Church. Chuck also was a member of the Elks Lodge, VFW Post 286, and the American Legion Post 15, all of Wabash. He enjoyed bowling, traveling, playing cards, shopping for antiques, fishing, hunting, and was an avid golfer.
He is survived by four children: Paula (Robert) Geyer of Middleville, Mich., Chris H. (Kris) Ravenscroft of Jacksonville, Fla., Ronda (Dick) Fishback of Wabash, and Brett (Angie) Ravenscroft of Cicero; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Maxine Marks and Alice Johnson.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Rev. Jonathan Cornell officiating. Entombment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Wabash VFW Post 286.