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Visitation: 12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M. Saturday April 13, 2019 Whitley's Funeral Home
Service: 1:00 P.M. Saturday April 13, 2019 Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Entombment West Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum
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Charles Herman “Buddy” Sechler, 94 of China Grove went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 8, 2019 at his residence. Death was unexpected.

Buddy was born June 3, 1924 in Cabarrus County, NC a son of the late James Wertz Sechler and Carrie Combs Sechler. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife Margaret Tanner Sechler on Oct. 15, 2012. They were married Dec.25, 1945.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Charles Steven Sechler on October 23, 2009, a son-in-law, Danny Sosomon on July 4, 2010, a great granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Sechler in December 2015. He is the last of eight siblings.

Buddy was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during WW2. He was a survivor of DDay, landing on Omaha Beach. He later served in France, and Germany including the Battle of the Bulge. For his service he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Campaign Medal and the EAMET Campaign Medal with Five Bronze Service Stars.

Buddy retired from Western Electric where he worked in the shipping and receiving department with 30 years of service. He was an avid coin collector. He dearly loved his family.

Family members left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Tonya S. Sossoman of China Grove, fourteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, June Ann Sechler.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Whitley’s Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Rick Adams. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum with military graveside rites conducted by the Rowan County Veteran’s Council and the NC National Guard.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.

Online condolences may be sent to www.whitleysfuneralhome.com
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From: Jon and Becky
"Charity & family, so sorry to hear about your grandpa. Prayers for all of you!"