Charles Robert Healy, 80, of Norris City passed away at 9:32 PM on Tuesday, August 8, at Ferrell Hospital. He was born February 25, 1943 to Charles and Lucille Healy. Charles was a retired millwright and spent the last several years as the Road Commissioner for the Mayberry Township.
Charles was a God-fearing man, lived a very simple but richly fulfilling life, and was a farmer at heart. He loved and owned horses from the time was a kid and he also enjoyed raising cattle and hogs. He was proud of his family, his little farm and he could build and repair nearly anything as long as he had some baling wire and pliers, and afterward, you'd never know it wasn't new. Cooking, on the other hand, was a real struggle for him, and he was known to build a solid bologna sandwich, put a griller in the microwave or hit the closest buffet or fast food facility. He had a gentle demeanor, but he was tough. He fought cancer, kidney issues, infections, multiple surgeries, and multiple stays in the hospital. Through it all, he rarely complained. It was his honor to serve his family, buy meat for our cookouts, and travel thousands of miles (literally) to watch band concerts, volleyball, basketball and softball games.
Charles is now reunited with his wife, Connie Healy, who passed away in 2019. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Laura Healy of Norris City; six grandchildren: Seth (and his wife Brooklyn), Shealyn (and her husband Brent), Ashton, Meagan, Jadeyn and Ayven; two great-grandchildren, Kallen Moore, Lemmie Bingman and was expecting a third (Asher Healy) in October. Also surviving is his step-mother, Geneva Healy, of Evansville, IN.
A visitation and funeral will be held Friday, August 11 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, with graveside services immediately following at the IOOF cemetery in Norris City. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Charles' memory to The Roads Church and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City, who is in charge of arrangements.