Charles Samuel Scadlock, beloved father and grandfather, died peacefully on May 24, 2022. He was born in Franklin, AZ on February 13, 1943 to Charles Sr. and Mary Duval Scadlock.
Charles cherished his childhood years growing up in Franklin, a beautiful community in the Gila River Valley of eastern Arizona. He graduated from Duncan High School in 1960 and attended college at Eastern Arizona and later at Mesa Community College where he completed his associate degree. He served a full-time LDS mission to the New England States Mission from 1962-1964. Charles loved New England, serving mainly in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He loved to talk about his mission and treasured his experiences there throughout his life.
Charles married Pennie Marie Magnusson in the Mesa Arizona temple in 1966. They had nine children—seven daughters and two sons—raising their family mainly in Sandy, Utah. Though Charles and Pennie later divorced, they remained friends and he always expressed deep appreciation and admiration for her and the beautiful family they shared together.
Charles worked in a variety of sales and retail management positions throughout his life. It was his work for Deseret Industries that brought Charles and Pennie to settle in Sandy, Utah. He later enjoyed his work with the City of Salt Lake as part of their grounds crew. Charles was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout his life.
Charles loved gardening. He would plant and nurture the most beautiful home gardens and loved sharing its produce with his friends and neighbors. Charles had a friendly, outgoing nature and was one who always befriended his neighbors and even strangers. The son of Louisiana southerners, he had a welcoming spirit and loved to talk. He loved to make his parents’ classic southern dishes like gumbo, fried okra, and grits. Gathering his family for great food and conversation felt like heaven to him. Charles also loved a long scenic drive and a good fishing trip.
In the later years of Charles’s life, his world revolved around his family and his visits to their homes. Known as Grandpa Charlie, he cherished his role as a grandfather and frequently expressed his love for his posterity and his pride in all of their accomplishments.
Charles lost much of his independence the last two years of his life, which was very difficult for him. He was used to jumping in his car and going where he wanted to go. We marveled at his patience and his willingness to smile and be kind throughout this painful and challenging period of his life. He frequently expressed his gratitude to us and his love of God even during the hardest times. He kept his digital picture frame close to his bed and counted his many blessings to us again and again. We will always remember his patience and smile during these final years.
Charles is survived by his nine children Jennifer Skoubye (Jeff), Duaine Scadlock (Sherrie), Shelly Eddington (David), Joani Elliott (Mark), Sara Graff (Scott), Ryan Scadlock, Amanda Layton (Mark), Susannah Scadlock, Katie Gardiner (Spencer); thirty-one grandchildren; and twenty-two great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Sr and Mary Scadlock; and his two sisters, Luella Scadlock and Mary Charleen Shurtz.
The family wishes to express appreciation to the nurses and staff at Pointe Meadows Care Center and Inspiration Hospice for their patient and loving care of our father.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 11:00 AM at 12459 Dansie Way (Riverton 12th Ward) in Riverton, UT. Family and friends may call prior to the funeral from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM. Interment will be in the Riverton City Cemetery.
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