T. Sgt. Charles Edward Kackley, 77, of Tupper Lake, went to the Lord after a long battle with cancer with loving friends by his side on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
Born July 26, 1936, in Lagrange, Mo., he was the son Walter A. Kackley and Pauline (Clow) Kackley.
He attended school in Missouri. He served his country in the Air Force ,enlisting in 1955, serving as an integrated avionics system technician for 20 years, three months and 23 days (as he would reply) and retiring in 1975. He went on to work for Motorola Corp. as a group leader in equipment services in Chandler, Ariz. He later moved to Colorado Springs, Colo. In 2012, he relocated to Tupper Lake. He enjoyed working with and building computers. He was an avid golfer and played all over the U.S. and overseas. He enjoyed fishing, casinos and poker games with his (forever friends) and his friends in Tupper Lake.
He is survived by three sons: Keith E. Kackley and wife Marlene of Winton, Calif., Doug Kackley and his wife Rose and Jason Kackley of Atwater, Calif.; one daughter, Pam Laughton, and her husband David of Lander, Wyo.; one brother, Ira E. Kackley of Coatsburgh, Ill.; and three sisters: Lorraine Pulls of Ewing, Mo., Carol Vandermaiden of Quincy, Ill. and Sharon Johnson of Florida; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Walter L. Kackley.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Tupper Lake. A graveside service with military honors will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at St. Alphonsus Cemetery in Tupper Lake.
Friends wishing to remember Charles may make donations to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guest book at stuartfortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.