CHARLES “CHUCK” ARTHUR CAGLE

Posted On May 11th, 2013 -

CHARLES CHUCK ARTHUR CAGLE
(October 26, 1930 – April 29, 2013) Charles Arthur Cagle, “Chuck” of Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 29, 2013, at 3:58 pm. He was surrounded by his wife, sons, grandchildren, and friends after a long illness. Chuck was born on October 26, 1930 on the grounds of his family’s cotton farm in Frost, Texas to father James A. Cagle, a local carpenter, and mother Lera Ramage Cagle, a homemaker. Known to most as “Chuck,” he took charge of the family homestead and farm at a young age after his older brothers enlisted in the United States Armed Forces to serve in World War II. Shortly after the war, at the young age of 17, Chuck enlisted in the United States Army on October 1, 1948. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict, completing two tours of service there. Additionally, Chuck served an extended tour in Germany as a Brigade Air Control Chief, and at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, where he and five other specially selected non-commissioned officers helped create what was to become one of the U.S. Army’s Vietnam-era Jungle Warfare Training Schools. Chuck retired from the Army as a Sergeant First Class, after serving faithfully and honorably for 22 years. Upon retirement, he worked in various positions until finally ending up at A-Tri-K Ranch, owned by Princess Abigail Kekaulike Kawananakoa, where he remained until his death. Chuck was preceded in death by sons Charles Raymond Cagle of California, Vance Allen Cagle of Pupukea, Hawaii, and daughter Susan Leilani Cagle of South Bridge, Massachusetts. Chuck is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kathleen “Penny” Cagle, sons James A. Cagle of Kahuku, Hawaii, Charles A. Cagle of Arizona, Dean A. Cagle of San Antonio, Texas, David Cagle (Connie) of Spanaway, Washington, and hanai daughter Nita Hacuycuy of Haleiwa, Hawaii. He has 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. His brother Jerry A. Cagle and sisters Sarah Ann North and Mary Frances Cagle reside in Texas with numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Committal Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (May 15) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Aloha Attire. FLlowers Welcome.


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