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Charles Thomas Lea

December 19, 1934 ~ June 22, 2020 (age 85)


Charles T. Lea, age 85, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2020 in Kerman, California. Charles was born on December 19, 1934 in Hagerman, Texas to Geneva and Thomas “Jack” Lea.

He moved to California where he met the love of his life Janice (Detherage) Lea. Charles spent his life as a farmer working for Abercrombie Farms. The Abercrombie family became his second family.

Charles was a loving man to his family and many friends who knew him as “Charlie”. He was a mentor to many, including his four grandchildren. He will be remembered for his love of conversation.

Charles leaves behind his loving wife of 66 years, Janice Lea, and his four children, Ken and his wife Lynn Lea, Keri Lea, Kim and her husband Larry Kittoe and Keith Lea. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, his brother Robert and his wife Theresa Lea and his sister-in-law Donna Lea.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Jay Chapel in Madera. Interment immediately following at Arbor Vitae Cemetery in Madera.

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Funeral Service
June 26, 2020

10:00 AM
Jay Chapel
1121 Roberts Ave
Madera, CA 93637


Arbor Vitae Cemetery
1301 Roberts Ave
Madera, CA 93637

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