CHAMPAIGN – Charles “Chuck” Liffick, 78, of Champaign, and formerly of Newman, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 11:55 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at Meadowbrook Health Center, Urbana. He retired in 2002 as the postmaster at Vermilion.
A funeral service was noon Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Bible Baptist Church, 401 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign, with Pastor Mark Smith officiating. Burial in the Newman Township Cemetery at Newman was accompanied by military honors. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until the service time Wednesday at the church. Joines Funeral Home of Newman was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Liffick was born Aug. 30, 1941, at Brocton, the son of the late Charles F. and Bessie E. Lutz Liffick. He married Judy Pruitt Dec. 9, 1962, at Newman, and she survives.
He is also survived by one daughter, Christina Kunka of Champaign; one grandchild, Ian Kunka; one brother, Daniel Liffick of Westfield; two sisters, Roanna Watson and Sandy (Randy) Colter, both of Paris; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Liffick; and one sister, May Jane Eldredge.
Mr. Liffick belonged to the Carpenters Local 544th and enjoyed woodworking, building things and construction work. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served with the 534th Military Police at Fort Clayton in the Panama Canal Zone.
He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service at Champaign where he served as a city carrier and carrier supervisor before accepting the postmaster’s job at Vermilion.
He loved doing church work and was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Champaign. While residing in Newman, he attended First Church of God for many, many years.
Mr. Liffick loved to travel. He got great enjoyment from being with family and friends and especially loved by a grandpa.
Memorial donations may be made to Bible Baptist Church.