Charles Everett Plunkett

November 6, 1939March 12, 2018

Obituary for Charles E. Plunkett

Charles "Chuck" Plunkett died peacefully after a 2-year battle with pancreatic cancer at his home in Glendora on Monday March 12, 2018 at the age of 78. Charles is survived by his niece Debbie Dacumos of Pomona, CA and nephew Greg Terry of La Verne, CA. He was preceded in death by his father Ernie Plunkett and mother Charlotte Plunkett who both also passed away peacefully in their same home in Glendora, CA. Charles was born on November 6, 1939 in Winnwood, MO to Ernie and Vicki Plunkett. He completed 10 years of school, the last being at Citrus High School (before it became a community college). He never married, but one might say he adopted the neighborhood as he was the most conscientious community caregiver always picking up the newspaper for those who didn’t have chance to get it from the curbside or bringing in their trash cans to …

After serving 2 years of active duty in the Army and 4 years of Reserves, Charles became a highly-skilled truck driver handling the transportation of heavy equipment such as earth-movers and D9 bulldozers and such. Charles was an extremely generous individual who dedicated himself to caring for others. He loved, as previously mentioned, taking care of the neighborhood, always there for Grandpa and Grandma when they became dependent on the care of others to fulfill their daily activities. Although Charles was not an active member of the church, he did respect religion and those who believed.

A funeral is scheduled for 11 AM on Friday April 6th at Oakdale Mortuary, with a reception to follow at his home in Glendora. Charles’ nephew Greg Terry will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Chuck's life. Condolences and comments can be sent to the Oakdale Obituary site.

The family would like to thank the staff at Healthcare Partners, Visiting Angels and Hospice, especially Vince, for their care and dedication.


  • Gregory Terry, Nephew


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Greg Terry

April 4, 2018

I always think of my uncle as "Good ole Uncle Charles" even though I know so many knew him as Chuck. Whatever name you knew him by, our Uncle Charles was a very special person and someone I'm very proud to say was my kin. He was, after all, my mom's brother. I always enjoyed our time together, he could reminisce for hours about old times, experiences and memories. He had the kindest heart of anyone I ever knew. Yes, one had to get past the gruff exterior, but once you did you'd see he was just a happy/considerate loving person who always thought well of others.
You will be missed Uncle Charles, your love and compassion made us all better people, that is your legacy!

Carolyn Erwin

April 4, 2018

Kind, considerate, and simple. Always when in your presence Uncle Charles, you made me feel like I was the only person in the room. Your stories were intriguing as I could see the passion in your eyes and smile when you spoke. You loved to give and help others without expecting anything in return. You will forever be in my heart and memories.

My sincerest and deepest condolences. Much love.