Obituary: Robert Edward Chartier
Robert Edward Chartier, age 69, passed away at home in his sleep on April 30, 2010. He was born to Ed and Bessie Chartier on March 5, 1941, in Weldona, Colo.
He went to high school in Brush, Colo. Bob served in the military in Okinawa as a Sgt. E5 in the 173rd Army Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, from Fort Bragg, N.C. He and his brother, Larry, were one of the last sets of brothers to serve under the "buddy" system in a combat theater during the Vietnam War. He came to Prescott, Ariz., in 1965 from Brush, Colo., and started Chartier Brothers Drywall with his two brothers. He later worked as a contractor with his own company. Robert was a very active member of First Baptist Church of Prescott for 44 years where he served on mission trips, led fellowship groups and taught Sunday School. He loved hunting for arrowheads in the Arizona desert and skiing and traveling with his wife and family. His greatest passion was sharing the Lord Jesus with all who crossed his path. He will be greatly missed by his family, his friends and all whose lives he touched.
He is survived by his loving wife, Paula; his daughters, Kim Chartier of Chandler, Ariz., Michelle (Justin) Wood of Peoria, Ariz., and Samantha (Jeff) Chariker of Peoria, Ariz.; his grandsons, Caleb and Seth Chariker of Peoria, Ariz.; sisters Donna Chartier of Durant, Okla., and Barbara (Lee) Refoir of Plano, Texas; brothers Larry (Patty) Chartier of Brush, Colo., and Gary (Bernice) Chartier of Prescott, Ariz.; and his father, Ed Chartier, of Brush, Colo.
There will be a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 2010, at the Victorian Chapel at Hampton Funeral Home, 240 S. Cortez St. in Prescott. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 7, 2010, at First Baptist Church of Prescott. Burial will be at Mountain View Cemetery immediately following the service.
Hampton Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit www.hamptonfuneralhome.com to sign Robert's guestbook.
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