Nov. 28, 1913 – March 29, 2014
Charles E. McEvoy, 100, of O’Fallon, Ill., formerly of Sunland, born Nov. 28, 1913 in Osgoode Station, Ontario, Canada, passed away at home on March 29 surrounded by his loved ones.
Recognizing his ability to play a good game of pool, his father encouraged him as a teenager to use this skill to earn money. He quickly honed his business skills to create his own soda and newspaper delivery business, gradually increasing his truck fleet and expanding into dairy delivery. Charles lived in Detroit in his early years, before moving his young family to the sunshine of Southern California. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a gunner’s mate.
He was a resourceful and creative businessman. He was a member of the California Sheriff’s Mounted Posse and owned The Sundown bar and grill in Sunland. He moved to O’Fallon, Ill. in 2010 to be closer his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife Sally McEvoy; parents Edward Michael and Florence, nee Blanchfield, McEvoy; his son-in-law Michael T. Wayland.
Surviving are his daughter Barbara J. Wayland of O’Fallon, Ill.; his granddaughters Keli (Jason) Lesker, of O’Fallon; Lacie Wayland of Montrose; Tiffiny (Jonathan) Beauchamp of O’Fallon; and two great-grandchildren Tristan and Lorali Lesker.
Memorials are suggested to California State Sheriff’s Association (www.calsheriffs.org) to support California Law Enforcement.
The family will have private services for Mr. McEvoy.
Arrangements entrusted to Wolfersberger Funeral Home, O’Fallon, Ill.