Charles James (Chuck) Jedlicka, 65, of Maryville, left this world for his heavenly abode April 16, 2021 after a brief but tough battle with pancreatic cancer. Chuck was a devoted Husband, Father and Poppy. He was born January 16, 1956 to Harry and Lela Jedlicka in Port Lavaca, Texas. He married Wanda, the love of his life, on July 13, 1976 in Petaluma, California. Chuck and Wanda enjoyed many trips in his beloved VW before going on to raise two children. Chuck enjoyed many hobbies including fishing and traveling with family. He was an avid history lover, always including historical stops on family vacations, and took pride in his own Cherokee Indian heritage. He enjoyed woodworking, with his most recent accomplishment being a complete remodel of Wanda’s dream kitchen and new addition to their home. Chuck was gifted with many talents and he was always eager to help others. He served as a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol and enjoyed hiking the Appalachian Trail over the years. Poppy devoted many years as a Boy Scout Troop Leader #186 and committed to anything else his kids or grandkids took an interest in. Chuck was a chemical operator for Dow Chemical in Knoxville. Chuck was preceded in death by granddaughter Braylee Graylyn Speed, father Harry Jedlicka and half-brother Don Jedlicka. He is survived by wife of 45 years, Wanda Kivett Jedlicka, daughter and son-in-law Cristie and Aaron Jenkins, son and daughter-in-law Brandon and Ashley Speed, grandsons Isaiah, Caleb, Jayden Jenkins, Colt Speed and granddaughter Grace Jedlicka Speed, mother Lela Jedlicka and siblings, many special friends and family. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to BMH Hospice, who went above and beyond. The family will receive friends on Monday April 19 from 5pm to 7pm at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with a service following at 7pm with Greg Long officiating. A private burial will be held. In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Chuck to Happy Helpers Sunday School Class C/O Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Attention, 3736 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville Tn 37804. www.mccammonammonsclick.com 865-982-6812
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