Captain Chuck rest in peace.
Charles (Chuck) Thomas Stearns, cherished Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend passed away May 15, 2023. He was born April 28, 1955 in Jacksonville, FL to his loving parents, Carl and Lorene (Dee) Stearns. He loved Jesus first and foremost. He grew up in Lake Butler, FL and graduated from Union County High School where he participated in track and football. After high school he became a Journeyman Electrician and a member of the I.B.E.W. His real passion was fishing. He moved to St. Augustine in the early 80’s where he became one of the best charter captains in St. Augustine. He successfully ran his charter business, Rodbender Fishing Charters for over 38 years. No matter in salt or fresh water, you could find him fishing. He lovingly raised his three children and enjoyed and cherished the title of Papa to his grandchildren. He made many friends through his lifetime that he held near and close to his heart. He was always there to lend a hand to anyone.
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He is survived by his aunt, Marsha Long, sister, Sharon Manning, his children Sandra Smith (Christopher), Connie Futch (Kevin), Charles Thomas Stearns Jr (Alexa Zaba), grandchildren Mahyla Smith, Craig Laxton, Kenzli Futch, Keyra Stearns, Gunnar Stearns, and Gabriella Stearns.
He will be greatly missed by all. A thoughtful donation can be made to Operation Smile, https://www.operationsmile.org/
If you give a man a fish, you have fed him for a day, but if you teach him to fish, you have fed him for a lifetime.