WILMINGTON-Charles L. Neese Jr., "Chuck," 40, of Wilmington passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Romeoville.
Born June 10, 1976 in Kankakee, Charles Leo was the son of Charles Sr. and Sylvia (nee Shackelford) Neese. He was raised and educated in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School with the class of 1994. Chuck was a proud member of Laborer's Local 75, and enjoyed spending his time outdoors. He liked to camp and looked forward to deer hunting season or to go fishing by the Kankakee River Dam. Chuck was a well-liked man who would go out of his way to help others and was a good father who cared deeply about his family.
Survivors include his parents, Charles and Sylvia Neese; four children: Charles Leo Neese III, Cloey Neese, Hunter Neese and David Neese; one grandchild, Bentley Neese; four sisters: Sherry Williams, Sylvia Byerley, Jeannie Neese and Stacey (Kip) Buzzard; niece and nephews: Kyle Williams, Martina Neese and Damon Ward, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Chuck was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and his niece, Kayla Hope Williams.
Per Chuck's wishes, flameless cremation rites have been accorded, and there will be a celebration of Chuck's life at a later date.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Chuck's memory to: Wilmington Coalition for a Healthy Community, 1095 S. Water St., Suite F, Wilmington, IL 60481. Please specify that donations are being made in remembrance of Charles L. Neese Jr. towards the fight against heroin abuse in Wilmington.
Family and friends may sign the online guest book, upload photographs, or share Chuck's memorial page by logging onto www.BaskervilleFuneral.com.
Flameless cremation rites and arrangements have been under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd. in Wilmington.