Charles Michael Enos

October 10, 1957 ~ October 11, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Charles Enos Obituary

Charles Michael Enos, age 66 of Chariton, passed away on October 11, 2023 at home.

Chuck was born October 10, 1957 at Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines to Bill and Margaret (McElvogue) Enos. He was the youngest boy of 12 siblings. 

He graduated from Palmer High School in 1976. He entered the United States Army and attended basic training in Fort Leonardwood, Missouri and was then stationed in Fort Hood, Texas from 1977 to 1980 in the First Cavalry Division. He transferred to the Army National Guard in 1980 and was stationed in Ottumwa with the 224th Engineers until receiving an honorable discharge in 1986. He went to multiple colleges, loved learning and playing baseball on their teams.

Chuck was married to Helen Clark on May 7, 1988 in Norwood. They had two children Joshua and Lacey and they settled in Lucas living there for many years before moving to Chariton where they lived for the last 8 years.

He worked for Ralph and Faye Halferty, who he thought of as a 2nd set of parents, on their farm in Derby. Later he worked for a few different companies doing tank grinding at Muellers in Osceola, brass grinding for Tommy Dillon's Company and fiberglass fabrication at Astoria in Chariton which he retired from in 2007.

Chuck had many hobbies which included baseball card, rock, and coin collecting. He was a member of the Boy Scouts and became an Eagle Scout. He loved playing baseball and softball and played on a team for the Muellers company while working there. He liked to play foosball and he played pool for the Sportsman’s Bar team. He enjoyed playing video and computer games until his hands no longer allowed the activity. He was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and always enjoyed watching the games on tv and was absolutely thrilled to watch them win the World Series in 2016.

He is survived by his wife Helen Enos, son Josh (Stacey) Enos, daughter Lacey (Aaron) Ayala, grandsons Marcus Ayala and Kaibnee Hampton, great grandson JaRiah Hampton, brothers and sisters Maureen, Pat, Billy, Judyth, and Debbie. Many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother Margaret, father Bill, sisters Pam, Barbra Ann and Sharon, brother Bud, sister-in-law Jimmie, and his much loved niece Tina who he called Twinkie. His great friends, Joe Danner, John Danner, Ivan Lamb, Rick Walters, and Bill and Joyce Howell.

Chuck will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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October 15, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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October 16, 2023

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Chariton , Iowa 50049


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