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Obituary for Charles L. "Chuck" Worden Sr.

Charles L. “Chuck” Worden, Sr., 85, of Camden, NC, formerly of Rensselaer, IN, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Elizabeth City Health & Rehabilitation Center in Elizabeth City, NC. He was born in Rensselaer on April 19, 1934 to the late Carl J. Worden and Lucy L. (Lane) Worden. He was a graduate of Rensselaer High School with the Class of 1952. On July 7, 1956, in Rensselaer, he married Joretta Jane “Jeri” (Long) Worden. She preceded him in death on May 27, 2005.

Chuck was a lifetime resident of Rensselaer until moving to North Carolina in 2010 to live with his son Kevin and family. He worked at Northway Products, Rensselaer Electrics, and was a distributor for Sealtest Ice Cream. He worked for the Rensselaer Care Center until he retired. Then he worked part-time at the Sears store in downtown Rensselaer.

He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Rensselaer and Holy Family in Elizabeth City, NC; a member of Holy Name Society of St. Augustine; Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus of Rensselaer; and was an honorary lifetime member in 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.

Chuck is survived by two sons, Chuck (Tracy) of Iowa and Kevin (Dee) of Camden, North Carolina; one brother-in-law, Bill (Gina) Long of Texas; three sister-in-laws: Betty Illingsworth of Indianapolis, Betty Worden of Rensselaer and Betty Worden of Anderson, Indiana; 10 grandchildren: Brandi (Pat), Greg, Jarred (Jamie), Christina, Kory, Tabitha, Cassidy (Chelsea), Jason, Dustin (Cory) and Matthew; 15 great-grandchildren: Angeline, Peyton, Justen, Emma, Nicholas, Teagan, Waylon, Hannah, Brooklynn, Paisley, Eli, McKenna, Serenity, Tatum, Maisey; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Craig; two brothers, Richard and Jim; and one great-grandson, Layne.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Father Don Davison officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Alpha-1 Foundation. Memories and condolences may be shared at