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Obituary: Charles Paul Pence “Chuck," 68

Charles Paul Pence “Chuck”, age 68 of Ashland City, Tennessee, passed away peacefully at home - 7:33 pm, Monday November 14, 2022 after a brave battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS).

Mr. Pence was born on Thursday, December 10th, 1953 in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Charles Pence and Geneva Toney Pence.

A loving fiancé, father, and grandfather, he enjoyed days spent fishing, watching The Andy Griffith Show, working in his yard whizzing around on the zero-turn mower, and having a good cup of coffee.

He had a tender heart, a contagious smile, and he roared with laughter when he expressed his wonderful sense of humor! He never met a stranger, and made it a point to remember names of people he routinely encountered at the store or doctors offices. His charisma was charming, and his laughter will be missed by everyone who loved him.

He is survived by his fiancé, Brenda Parker; his children, Jason Paul (Michael), and Ashley (Patrick) Vanderpool; Grandchildren, Hailey, Chase (Lisa) Vanderpool, and Logan Vanderpool (Hannah Hack); Great Grandsons, Jacob and Camden Vanderpool; Siblings, Mark (Stacey) Pence, Connie Christopher, Tammie Pence, Shirley Koenig; Bonus family, His fiancé’s children, Jessica Parker (Nathan & Hailey), Joe Parker and his daughter, Aubrey; Numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins, and loyal sister-in-law, Faye Breeden Pence.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Charles and Geneva Pence; his brothers George Pence, and Jerry Wayne Pence.

Funeral service will be Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 1pm in the Chapel of Cheatham County Funeral Home with Jerry Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Bluff View Memorial Gardens in Kingston Springs, Tennessee. Visitation will be Friday, November 18, 2022, from 3pm until 7pm, and Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 11am until the hour of service. Serving as pallbearers will be Patrick Vanderpool, Chase Vanderpool, Logan Vanderpool, Mitch Chancey, Damon Pence, and Robbie Vanderpool. Mark Pence will serve as an honorary pallbearer.

Cheatham County Funeral Home 615-792-2552 on-line condolences at


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