December 11, 1929May 15, 2014

Charles Vernon Deffendall, 84, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Deaconess VNA Plus Charlier Hospice Center. He was born December 11, 1929, in Evansville.

He served in the US Marine Corps for 13 years in the Easy Co. 2nd BN 5th Marines, including during the Korean War, and then in the Army National Guard for 13 years. He retired from Whirlpool after 26 years and was a member of Howell General Baptist Church. He was a life member of VFW Post 1114, the Marine Corps League International and The Chosen Few. He was instrumental in bringing the Korean War Memorial to the Riverfront.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, sisters and brother.

He is survived by his wife , Mary Ann Deffendall; daughters, Mary Small (Ryder Baldwin) and Stephanie Conner (Rick); sisters, Betty Hayes and Carolyn Noel; brother, Bob Deffendall; grandsons, Logan, Austin and Trent Small and Ian Conner; two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins; and close friend, Clarence Embry.

Friends may visit Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at Alexander West Chapel, 2100 West Illinois Street. Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Howell General Baptist Church, 1520 Delmar Avenue. Entombment of Ashes will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Alexander Memorial Park, 2200 Mesker Park Drive.

"Once a Marine, Always a Marine."

Condolences may be online at

Alexander Memorial Park Burial Location: Heritage Chapel, Crypt 132D


  • Visitation Sunday, May 18, 2014
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 24, 2014


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Mary Small

June 13, 2014

Happy Fathers Day Daddy . I miss you so much. I love you Dad

May 26, 2014

Sadly i cant go to the funeral but my grandpa might And correction im his great nephew.

Mary Small

May 22, 2014

I love you Dad. I already miss you so much. These few days without have already been the hardest days of my life. But, I believed you when you said you knew you was going to heaven. And you were at so much with it. Thank you Daddy for sharing your comfort and faith in God with me. Its gotten me through those days and I know it will get me through the rest of my days untill I get to see you again. I love you and so does Mom and Steph.

Gloria Thomas

May 19, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Much love to all of your family.

Jim & Judy Dockery

May 18, 2014

Praying you will experience peace and comfort during this difficult time.

May 18, 2014

So sorry for your loss, Ted & Darlene Robinson

Don & Marge Inkenbrandt

May 17, 2014

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Vicki fischer

May 17, 2014

So sorry for your loss. I am here for you.

Joseph E. Filipczak

May 17, 2014

The Marine Corps League Detachment 1090 of Evansville, IN offers its condolences to the family of Marine Deffendall.

Joseph E. Filipczak, USMCR
Evansville, IN

earl carter

May 17, 2014

sorry for your loss god bless you and your family