Charles (Chuck) Keasler
passed away at home Saturday morning, July 30th after a 16 year battle with Parkinson's disease. He was age 84.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lydia and Whitten Keasler; brother, Donald Keasler; daughter, Joan Keasler and grandson, Ashley Keasler.
He retired from the Department of Public Safety after 42 years of service as a radio engineer. He was a veteran of WW2 serving in Germany where he met and married his wife, Mina.
Chuck was a man of many talents, loved music and was for 35 years music director at the FDSK German Club. He served several years as vice president of the club and loved to organize the yearly Birmingham Oktoberfest. He traveled with the Mitternaechter German Band to all their engagements.
Chuck was a very active amateur radio operator, a Ham with the call letters W4ATJ. He enjoyed all the contacts he made with Ham's all over the world.
He is survived by his wife Mina of 63 years; daughter Sylvia Morton; sons, Hans Keasler (Judy) and Billy Keasler; granddaughters, Theresa Shores (John) and Jessica Hyche (Adam); great grandchildren, Travis and Hunter Shores, Ashton and Jadalyn Hyche; brothers, Joe Scott Keasler (Betty) and Edward Keasler (Barbara); sisters, Dorothy Rickman, Aileen Lake and Betty May (Kenneth) and many nieces and nephews.
He was a wonderful husband, father and friend to many people and we will miss him.
Visitation will be Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. and a service at 11:00 A.M. at Patterson-Forest Grove Funeral Home, 1498 5th Ave, Pleasant Grove, AL 35127 with gravesite service to follow.
Special thanks to the wonderful caregivers of Wiregrass Hospice, especially to Will, Rieta, Karen, Carolyn, Tom, Chaplain Wendell and Lyn.
Instead of flowers the family requests donations to the Parkinson Research Foundation, P.O. Box 96318, Washington, DC 20090-6318 or Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Birmingham, AL.