Charles Arthur DeLong

19 septiembre , 194110 junio , 2021

Charles Arthur DeLong, age 79, of Sun City Center, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Charles was born September 19, 1941. He was born in Weirton, West Virginia to the late Arthur and Delcie Delong.

Charles leaves behind his beloved wife of 60 years, Donna DeLong; daughters, Sherri Walston (Joel) and Michelle Kennedy; and grandchildren, Abigail, Grace, and Jacie.

A gathering of family & friends for Charles will be held Friday, June 18, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, 2323 West Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511. A funeral service will occur Friday, June 18, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2323 West Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511. A burial will occur Friday, June 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Delong family.


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Amy and Andy Lotze

17 junio , 2021

Hold close to your hearts all those awesome memories of Chas as a husband, father, brother-in-law, grandfather and friend. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family and those who were close to Chas!

Grace Walston

17 junio , 2021

I can never forget that every time me and my sister Abby spent the night at my grandpa's house, he’d make me pancakes. I have no clue what was in those pancakes, but they can’t be better than anyone else’s. He drizzled them in Aunt Jemima (cancel culture) syrup. The best thing is that he could cut them up with scissors (which is what I do now to all my foods), very redneck of him.

Him and my aunt took us many times to amusement parks and what not during the summer. We went to Wet n’ Wild (when it was still operating) and he made me ride the very tall and scary one. This one time I got ”lost” in Adventure Island and we kinda got yelled at. But we all still had a good time. I cried on the Harry Potter ride once at Islands of Adventure, but then I had so much fun I went again with them. I remember I didn’t wanna sleep with him on the bed because he snores so loudly, instead I slept on this really uncomfortable chair, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

He also taught me how to drive. I was pretty okay at it at first. I almost got into a car crash because I didn’t look left and right whenever I was at a stop sign. I literally made a big, grey, ass minivan roll into the grass my first time driving on my way home from an abandoned parking lot. His car was pretty high tech and well maintained unlike mine now.

This also reminds of of the time he pulled a paper towel turd out of Macs ass. What a rebel. Mac is a dog by the way.

He was also one of the most patriotic people I knew. He wore his MAGA hat to the gun range just like I did. He was very pro America and yee yee. He wasn’t afraid to show his true patriotism, and I think I got that from him.

There are lots of fond memories I have of my grandpa. I’m happy he is now in heaven where his scars are gone and God made him into a new man. He has been reborn into an eternity with The Father!

John 16:22
2 Corinthians 5:8
Romans 14:8

Eileen Swiger

17 junio , 2021

Although it's been many years we have many good memories of times we shared here in West Virginia. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Love and Prayers
Ed and Eileen Swiger

Mary Jo Harter

16 junio , 2021

I have known Chas since he married my sister, Donna, many years ago. He was a family man that took care of his wife in her time of need, after many operations. He helped and taught his daughters about guns, fishing and the love of the outdoors. He worked with his daughter, Michelle, with remodeling her many homes. She is now doing a great job whenever up-grades are needed.

I remember his many fishing trips to Canada, which included his wife and their BIG trip out west, then on to Alaska for camping , viewing the beautiful landscape and the wonderful animals. They loved doing things together (he always referred to these trips as
He had great time with his hunting and fishing buddies to Canada and out west for BIG GAME .
One of the hardest things he tried to do was to teach me how to ice skate... But I was not a good student, I spent most of the time down on the ice looking up.
I will always remember my time with him and his family. LOVE YOU!!!!!!

R.I.P. Brother-In-Law
Chas was loved by all he will be missed. Save me a place!!!

Audrey Peterson

16 junio , 2021

I have been neighbors with Mr Charles for over 18 years. During this time, Mr. Charles has been the "BEST" neighbor anyone could ask for. He has always been gentle and kind, looking out for all the neighbors around. He was known to me as a "busy body," always working in his garage, on the patio with his impressive gun collection or mowing the lawn, Mr Charles always was a gentle soul. My condolences goes out to the family. He will be missed, never forgotten, always loved. Neighbors Audrey and Kim.

Jerry Harter

16 junio , 2021

I have known Chas. for 8 years but it seems like a lifetime. Chas. had a hearing impairment that kept him out of the military where he could have performed as a weapons specialist instructor. He loved hunting, fishing, and wildlife in general. He even kept a backyard gathering point for squirrels, ducks, cranes ( no gators) and other wildlife species that happened to show up. He kept
them well fed with his smorgasbord and always well behaved.
He was a dedicated family man and made sure that "Grandma",
his spouse of 60 years, was always there for him and the family.
He was a very handy and creative person with a solution for
anything needing repair.
Chas. will be missed but memories of him and his dedication to
life will never be forgotten.
We will always love you, guy, and will be joining you sometime
down the road. Please save us a spot with you.

Fred Werner

16 junio , 2021

So sad to hear that our friend, neighbor and hunting partner has passed. Janet and I will forever remember all the good times as neighbors with a lasting smile.

Larry Kaser

16 junio , 2021

Went fishing with Charlie many times to Canada.A lot of great times catching fish and you wouldn’t meet a nicer man and family

Abby Walston

15 junio , 2021

When Grace and I were little he would always help us make huge bubble baths. To make the bubble baths more fun he would get his bait and tackle box out (that he used to fish) and would throw rubber fish in the water for us to find.
Every time I would leave his house, he would give me Reece’s along with any other sweet treat and call it “food for the road.”
Grace and I often spent summers at their house and when we did things like watched TV or played on the computer he would cut up fruit and bring it to us. More often than not, he would bring us ice cream cones and orange creamsicles as well.
During the summers he liked to take Grace and I to the pool. He would always pack a cooler full of sandy pecan cookies and rice crispy treats for snacks. At the pool he would throw torpedos in the water for us the dive and find. After the pool we would take a trip to McDonald’s for an after swimming snack.
Grandpa helped teach Grace and I how to shoot and fish. When I was little and would catch fish with him he would force me to hold the fish no matter how much I did not want to.
In the mornings he would be the first one awake and never missed having his black coffee out of his plastic mug with a deer on it. He would make Grace pancakes and would make me eggs. He usually made the dog an egg as well and put it in his food bowl.

Amy Kaser-Six

15 junio , 2021

I went to junior prom with Steve, my husband of almost 26 years. Donna and Chaz came to our house to see me before Steve picked me up. Chaz gave me a penny and told me I had to hold it between my knees. and if it dropped I was in big trouble. To keep my virtue I guess. I put it in my shoe and took it to prom with me. I had that same penny in my shoe on my wedding day. It didn't work though because I was already five months pregnant, but still I had it in my shoe. It was with me on our first date and the day of our wedding.
The Delong family was a huge part of my childhood. I loved them all and they are a big part of who I am today. If you think you're all not thought of often, you are.
Rest easy, Chaz. The Kaser family will miss you dearly.