Charles D. Hord, age 92, of Schoolcraft, Michigan and Punta Gorda, FL passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018. Chuck was born in Three Rivers, Michigan on November 20, 1925 son of Clyde and Letha Hord.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Phyllis Hord; sister Arlene Hord Wells and brother in law Jan, son Charles D. Hord, Jr. and wife Frenchie, step-children Sue & Rod Eliason, Martha & Patrick Phelps, Bruce & Mickie Sweet, and Craig & Theresa Sweet, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a great great grandchild. He was predeceased by his first wife Ethyl Hord; brother Bill Hord, son Robert Hord and grandson Charles D. Hord III.
Chuck served in the United States Army during WWII in the European theater. He had a 40 year career as an engineer on the railroad including on the NY Central, Pennsylvania Central, and finally Conrail. He was a member of the Retired Railroaders. Chuck was an active member of the Schoolcraft United Methodist Church and Cleveland United Methodist Church (FL), and an avid golfer and member of the Deep Creek Golf Club.
A memorial service for Chuck will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 PM at the Cleveland United Methodist Church. An additional memorial service will be held in Michigan in the spring. Contributions in his memory may be made to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) program or a charity of your choosing.
In closing we remember Chuck’s famous advice to “keep your head down”, and his work ethic, devotion and love of his family and friends.