Charles Scott Feuerstine of St. James, Missouri was born on November 4, 1960 in Kirkwood, Missouri. He was the youngest of three children born from the union of Lee Howard Feuerstine and Delores Jeannine Pittman. He grew up in his family home in Ballwin, Missouri spending the majority of his time outdoors– usually up to mischief-- with his life-long neighborhood friends.
From a young age, Chuck sought out adventure and excitement, living each moment without a care for the next. Whether it be running down the street in only his cowboy boots at five years old or participating in a school prank, nothing would be surprising to those who knew him well. He was a troublemaker that took every opportunity to joke and make people smile, while carrying a gentle kindness in every interaction. He held the countless memories made in his home town close to his heart and would often enjoy reliving them with his children, years later, in the form of stories and car rides around Ballwin.
At the age of eighteen Chuck got a job working with the Anheisser-Busch Budweiser Clydesdales, which ultimately brought him to California where he had his first daughter, Jennifer Leigh Feuerstine. In the years to follow, he pursued a career in the trucking industry specializing in oversized loads and long distant hauls. He later welcomed his first and only son, Charles (Chaz) Scott Feuerstine Jr., to the world– shortly followed by the birth of two more daughters: Jessica Renee Feuerstine (Reveal) and Katherine (Katie) Mary Feuerstine. He is now survived by his four children as well as four grandchildren: Chloe Jean Lawrence, Kylan Maurice Carlisle, Adaline Jean Reveal, and Owen Chauncey Reveal.
Chuck continued his work in the transportation industry for the remaining forty-two years of his life. He traveled to all fifty states and found the beauty in every sunrise and sunset. In 2016, Chuck moved back to his home state of Missouri with his girlfriend, Jennifer Pagels. When he wasn’t visiting his children and grandchildren, Chuck enjoyed hunting, fishing, float trips, quad rides, working on his guns, and much more. Chuck was diagnosed with stage four Cutaneous T-Cell Gamma Delta Lymphoma in March of 2022. Though his journey with cancer was long and the treatment results were often disappointing, Chuck never lost hope and continued to live life moment to moment. He was still taking his granddaughter, Adaline, on quad rides around Missouri as well as shooting guns off of his front porch for the fourth of July. After an inspiring battle with his disease, Chuck passed away on November 27, 2022 at the City of Hope in Duarte, California. Chaz, Jessica, and Katie were by his side during his final moments, along with his son-in-law, Brock Reveal.
During his limited time on earth, Chuck continued to live life in every moment. He was able to follow bucket list dreams with his life-long friend, Dave Barton-- the most memorable being a pony drive that the two went on together. Chuck also had his pilot’s license and would often share stories about the adventures that came with it. He shared his love for baseball and his favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals, with his children through coaching multiple baseball and softball teams throughout the years. Most importantly, Chuck passed down the value of family as well as what it means to be a great friend. He spent his life supporting the ones he loved, while teaching and nurturing along the way. His kind spirit, goofy personality, and honest demeanor are passed on through his family and friends that will carry on his memory in all years to come.
Written with love by Katherine Feuerstine (Daughter)