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Visitation: After the Memorial Service
Service: 10:30 AM Saturday January 5, 2019 Trinity Oaks
Interment: Pending
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Salisbury, NC
Charles A. “Chuck” Leslie, 91, of Salisbury, formerly of Kannapolis died January 2, 2019 at Trinity Oaks Retirement Center after a brief period of declining health.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, January 5th at Trinity Oaks, in the Chapel with Chaplain, Rev. Brenda Bynum officiating. Chuck’s family will receive friends after the service.

Chuck was born April 16, 1927 in Iredell Co., the son of the late S. A. and Lilly Waye Baker Leslie. In addition to his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Carolyn Hicks Leslie, who passed in April 2018.

He grew up in Charlotte, NC. Upon graduating from the Darlington School in Rome GA, Chuck join the U. S. Navy at the age of 17, serving during WWII. After the war, Chuck attended Furman University on the GI Bill, graduating with a BS in Mathematics. During his time at Furman he played on the varsity tennis team, was a member of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and was featured in “Who’s Who of U.S. Colleges and Universities” in 1950. He worked for Cannon Mills for 36 years and was past Commander of American Legion Post 115.

Those left to cherish his memory include his sons; Charles A. Leslie, Jr. (Dee) of Raleigh, Robert W. Leslie (Gina) of Concord; his grandchildren include Caroline, Kathryn and Chase Leslie, all of Raleigh and Andrew Leslie of Charlotte and Nathan Leslie of Dallas, TX He is also survived by his sister, Mary Baker MacDonald of Tucson, AZ and his nieces; Cathy Sheely and Ellen Williams.

Chuck’s family wishes to thank the caregivers and staff of Trinity Oaks for their tremendous support given to their parents during their time at Trinity Oaks.

Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com and memorial donations may be made to Trinity Oaks for Changing Places 820 Klumac Rd, Salisbury, NC 28144 or to Trinity UMC 416 E 1st St, Kannapolis, NC 28083 or to Trellis Supportive Care of Rowan, 301 S. Main St., Ste. 105 Salisbury NC 28144.
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From: Shirley Broome
"So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers."
From: Greg Frank
"Robert, I am terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your father. It sounds like he was a great man. Sincerely Greg"
From: Grace Vines
"Robert, So sorry for your loss. You and your family our in my thoughts and prayers."
From: brenda zimmerman
"to Chuck's family. I had the great honor to know both your parents while working at Trinity Oaks Health and Rehab. Such a delightful couple. He was so devoted to Carolyn..... he always called her his bride. I would tease her and ask, "where did you find such a good looking man?" Her response was always the same... "found him on the side of the road." Then she would look at him and grin.....I retired 3 years ago....but Chuck was one of my fellows I continued to visit. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you cope with this loss. I hope you can find peace in knowing he is with his sweetheart once again."
From: Wren Philpot
"To the family. We were neighbors for many years on Idlewood Drive. Enjoyed their friendship so much. Admired Chuck riding his bike! He was devoted to Carolyn. Wishing you many smiles with the memories!"