Charles Eugene Stacks
|Posted 2021-02-17 by mhenderson|
|Published in The Miner on Feb. 16, 2021 -|
Kingman, Arizona -
Charles (Charlie) Eugene Stacks, of Kingman, Arizona, passed away on
Feb. 12, 2021 with family by his side.
Charlie was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on May 15, 1940 to Bob and
Pauline Stacks. He had one brother, Bobby, who preceded him in death
as well as his parents.
During his childhood, one of his jobs was picking green beans for
$1.25 a crate. He would leave in the dark, work all day and return
home in the dark. In high school he was in the car club “The Stray’s.”
It was an outlaw car club and they were considered “Greasers.”
In the summer of 1954 at the young age of 14 years old, he was
diagnosed with Polio. He was transported to L.A. General and put into
isolation. His parents couldn’t see him. It affected his left side;
leg, arm and mouth which caused his lip to curl up. But he did not
have to go in an Iron Lung. He was then sent to a rehab place and was
there for about six months learning to walk again. He was big for his
age so they put him into a men’s ward. He was then an outpatient for
five months. He had to deal with Polio the rest of his life, but he
never let it stop him.
He married the love of his life, Janet, in 1958. He made a career as a
plumber. He worked for Safeway Plumbing for 32 years and did side work
after hours and on the weekends. He worked hard to support his family.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Janet Stacks and his Sun Conure bird,
Dasey; his children Sheryl Stacks of Providence Village, Texas, Dean
Stacks (Judy) of Kingman, Arizona, Darren Stacks of Copperas Cove,
Texas, Daryl of Kingman, Arizona, and Loren (Amy) of Dublin,
California; grandchildren Nathen, Sarah, Chris, Nicole, Jessica,
Daniel, Garrett, and Aidan; and great-grandchildren Laura, Rachel,
Katie, Jonah, Will, Claire, Charlie, Caleb, Darren, Gavin, Katie,
Camden, Kaydence, Parker, Everleigh, Brady and Nolan.
Charlie had written his memories of his childhood in a big binder for
his children. It is full of so many stories. He was always telling
jokes and could remember them forever. Charlie was loved by many.
He enjoyed bowling on teams for many years and playing poker with the
guys. His two favorite things to do were gamble in Laughlin or Vegas
and to eat.
The family is so thankful for KRMC Hospice and especially Sarah
Stacks, who was such a blessing to our family to help us all through
the process. Charlie was so happy when Sarah said he could eat
anything he wanted, including donuts! He loved his sugar!
Family will be following his wishes of not having a funeral service.
We were able to have a Celebration of Life with him when he was placed
So many of his family were able to be by his side to hear his stories
Arrangements were placed in the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and
Crematory and Memorials may be sent to the funeral home.
Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-
frazefuneralhome.com. To send a FREE card to the family go to
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