James T. Charters Sr.

James T. “Jim” Charters Sr., 77, of Effingham, Ill., passed away Monday morning, Jan. 5, 2015, at Effingham Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. 

Jim was born Aug. 20, 1937, in Greenport, the son of John and Helen (Salter) Charters. He married Frieda Fehrenbacher June 9, 1962; she preceded him in death in 2013.

Jim was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham and a lifelong Knights of Columbus member. He proudly served on the USS Hancock with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

Jim is survived by his son, Jim Jr. (Melissa) of Effingham; two daughters, Kathy (Larry) Apke of Teutopolis, Ill., and Cindy (Tim) Mahnesmith of Troy, Ill.; his sister Mary O’Dea of Long Island; two brothers-in-law, Dale Fehrenbacher of Rocky Mount, Mo., and Max (Bonnie) Fehrenbacher of Blaine, Minn.; two sisters-in-law, Rita Massmann of Rotterdam, N.Y., and Kathy Fehrenbacher of Effingham; six grandchildren, Stephen (Kasie) Apke of Effingham, Drew Apke of Teutopolis, John (Amanda) Charters of Greenup, Ill., Clint (Kassy) Charters of Effingham, and AJ and Lane Mahnesmith of Troy; and his great-grandchildren Chance, Haylee, Payton and Reese. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Frieda; his great-grandson Wade; his sister Katherine; and two brothers, Michael and John Charters Jr.

Funeral services were held Jan. 9 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham. Burial was at St. Anthony Cemetery.

This is a paid notice.