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Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home & Lynnhurst Cemetery

2300 West Adair Drive, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Charles Everett Bales

July 18, 1930November 16, 2019
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Charles Everett Bales, age 89, passed away Saturday November 16, 2019. He was a member at Christ United Methodist Church. Charles was a former owner and operator of Economy Shoe Service. He was an avid golfer, loved to spend winters in Florida, and never met a stranger. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Tina Bales; sisters, Betty Brown and Ernestine Purkey; and nephew, Mike Bales. Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Beverly Jean Bales; nieces, Wanda Sue Brown, Janice Brown, Suzanne Caswell, Patty Yost; Cathy Ford; and nephews, Steve McCurry, and Dennis McCurry; Roger Purkey, Bobby Purkey, and Roger Haun. Funeral Service will be 10:00am Thursday November 21, 2019 at Berry Lynnhurst Chapel with Rev. Don Ferguson and Dr. Bruce Marston officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 pm Wednesday November 20, 2019 at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37918. Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, November 21, 2019

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Sherry Weber Blanchar

November 20, 2019

Dear Beverly,
My heart is broken over the loss of Charles. You and he were some of my parent’s dearest friends and golf buddies. Even though the distance Between Knoxville and Wisconsin kept you two couples apart these last few years, Charles steadfastly telephoned my dad regularly to catch up. I, fortunately, got to spend more than a few minutes talking to Charles during occasions as well. It warmed our hearts and was always difficult to end the conversation. How ironic that we should loose Charles, Mom and Dad months apart this year. In my mind, I’m sure my parents were waiting for Charlie at the Gates of Heaven and they’re playing golf on the best courses ever!
Please know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs,
Sherry Weber Blanchar

Lauren Day

November 18, 2019

Beverly,
I will forever cherish the moments I had with Charles. I will miss sitting down from him on the same pew. My heart hurts so much for you! He truly was such a great person. I will always remember his smile and great personality! Love and prayers for the days to come!

Lauren Day and Hank Rogers.

Linda and Scott Ratarsky

November 17, 2019

Dear Beverly,
So sad to hear of Charles’ passing. We loved Charles so much and always enjoyed his weird sense of humor...loved to laugh with him ...and loved to laugh with you. Church will never be the same without him...who will bring the candy? He will always be in our hearts.....as will you.
Love, Linda and Scott Ratarsky

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Biography

Charles Everett Bales, age 89, passed away Saturday November 16, 2019. He was a member at Christ United Methodist Church. Charles was a former owner and operator of Economy Shoe Service. He was an avid golfer, loved to spend winters in Florida, and never met a stranger. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Tina Bales; and sisters, Betty Brown and Ernestine Purkey.
Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Beverly Jean Bales; nieces, Wanda Sue Brown, Janice Brown, Suzanne Caswell, Patty Yost; Cathy Ford; and nephews, Steve McCurry, and Dennis McCurry; Roger Purkey, Bobby Purkey, and Roger Haun.
Funeral Service will be 10:00am Thursday November 21, 2019 at Berry Lynnhurst Chapel with Rev. Don Ferguson and Dr. Bruce Marston officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 pm Wednesday November 20, 2019 at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37918. Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com