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Updated: 09/04/2013 08:00:40AM

Charles R. Seely

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Mr. Charles R. Seely, 87, of Lake Wales, Fla., died on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Savannah Court of Lake Wales.

He was born on Aug. 26, 1925, in Moscow, Idaho, to Theodore and Charlotte Seely and raised in Trumansburg, N.Y. His career as a financial account manager for the National Cash Register Company moved him and his family to a number of places: Mansfield, Ohio; Altoona, Penn.; New Castle, Penn.; Bethel Park, Penn.; and, Marion, Ohio.

In 1984 he retired to Lake Wales, Fla. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Second World War, a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club of Lake Wales, a 32nd degree Mason, and served as a deacon, a ruling elder, and member of the choir at Hope Presbyterian Church in Winter Haven.

Chuck is survived by his daughter, Constance Butler of Cambridge, Ohio; son, the Rev. Michael Seely of Vienna, W.Va.; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sisters, Anne DeFransisco and Charlotte Daniel; and brothers, James, Ted, Tom, and Fred.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis, in 2012.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Memorials of remembrance may be made to Hope Presbyterian Church, 2110 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven.

Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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