Charles Joseph “Chuck” Hetzer III
Charles Joseph “Chuck” Hetzer III, age 74 of Greensboro, GA, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Chuck was born April 26, 1945 in Chicago, IL to the late Charles Joseph Hetzer Jr. and Marion A. Hetzer.
After high school, he attended Western Illinois University and later graduated from Elgin Community College. On November 30, 1968, he married Elizabeth “Betty” Keeton. In 1970, after being honorably discharged from the Air Force, they moved from Florida to Illinois. Here he worked in Design Engineering Information Analysis for Shure Brothers Electronics, followed by Production Planning for the Zenith Corporation, and later for the Johnson Tool Company. In 1999 the Hetzers moved from Hoffman Estates, Illinois to Greensboro, GA. Not quite ready for retirement, Chuck spent 10 years working as Inventory Manager for Askew Appliance.
He was, for 19 years, a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church of Greensboro. Chuck enjoyed playing golf, dancing, music, trivia and boating. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and the Auburn Tigers. Chuck relished his friendships both on and off the golf course. He lived by the mantra that family, faith and friends always brought joy, comfort and peace. This was especially true during his courageous battle with his blood disorder.
Chuck is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betty of Greensboro, GA; daughter Shawn Cross (David) of Suwanee, GA; grandchildren Chase and Blake Cross; sister Sue McCarthy of Elgin, IL; brother-in-law Warren Scott; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 11 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church South Campus, 4741 Carey Station Road, Greensboro, GA. Senior Pastor Mike Morgan will officiate. The family will receive friends in the church Narthex at 10:00 AM prior to the service and at a cookie reception after the service.
The family requests that memorials be made in his honor to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 216, Greensboro, GA 30642 or St. Mary’s Love Lights Fund, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, 5401 Lake Oconee Pkwy, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.
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