The Picayune Item
Memorial services for Charles Venckus, 94, of Nicholson, Miss., who passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012, will be held Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Nicholson.
Arrangements are under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
The Rev. R.T. Buckley will officiate the service.
A native of Chicago, Ill., he was a truck driver and a member of First Baptist Church of Nicholoson for 51 years. Chuck was a member of the Teamsters Local 705, Chicago, Ill. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Chuck was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be truly missed. He was a veteran of WWII, a member of the 394th infantry and the 99th Infantry. Chuck had battles in the Ardennes, Central Europe, and the Rhineland.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; Vincent Venckus and Anna Venckus; his daughter, Carol Diane Venckus; his son, Grady Thigpen, Sr., and his brothers, Vincent Venckus Jr. and Eddie Venckus.
Survivors include: his wife of 69 years and 3 months, Edna Smith Venckus; his children: Charles Daniel Venckus and wife Judy, Bevely Lamar Thigpen and wife Wanda; his daughter-in-law, Charlene Thigpen; seven grandchildren: Grady Thigpen Jr., James Thigpen, Julie Thigpen, Terri Monken, Michele Zilligen, Carol Thigpen, and Chuck Venckus, Jr.; twelve great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Nicholson, 3352 Jackson Land Rd., Picayune MS 39463.
Obituary, register book, and driving directions can be found on the internet page at www.mcdonaldfh.com.