Charles "Chuck' Oral Tite, 87, passed away 10:50 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2014 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.Born on March 31, 1926 in Gallatin County, he was the son of Edward and Cynthia (Leavell) Tite.A U.S. army veteran of World War II, he had been a shop foreman for Illinois Power Company. He loved being outdoors, and most of all enjoyed being with his children and grandchildren. He was a much loved son, brother, husband, father and grandfather; his kindness and laughter brought joy to his family and friends.He married the former Alice Lorraine McNabney, who preceded him in death on October 23, 2010.Surviving are a son, Phillip (Debbie) Tite of Bethalto; daughter, Cheryl (Tom) Snyder of Wood River; three grandchildren, Lindsey (Kevin) Rader, Ryan Tite, Nicole Burrus; three great grandchildren, Jasmine Burrus, Levan and Janay Fipps; and a sister, Imogene Nicholson of Cottage Hills.He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; seven brothers and five sisters.Visitation will be from 9a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Pastor Daryl Fansler will officiate.Burial will follow in Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana, with military honors presented by Alton V.F.W. Post 1308.Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Disease Foundation or St. Paul United Methodist Church in Rosewood Heights.
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