Charles Pence

Cottage Hills |

Charles Wm. Pence, 50, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2023, at Alton Memorial Hospital with his family by his side.

He was born on January 9, 1973, in Dublin, California, the son of Herman Leroy and Pearl H., (Jones) Pence. He married Melissa Ambrose on November 13, 2009, in Edwardsville and she survives. 

Charles was a driver for Lafore Trucking Service. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed. 

In addition to his wife, Melissa; he is survived by two children, Justice Pence, and Charles Pence Jr.; a brother Dewayne Pence;  a step-father, Willard Inman; a mother-in-law, Victoria "Vicki" Ambrose; three brothers-in-law, Chuck and Candy Ambrose, Gary and Ramona Ambrose, and Brad and Casey Ambrose; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Liberty Pence; a brother, Leroy Pence; and a father-in-law, Gary Ambrose.

Visitation will be held Saturday, February 4, 2023, from 9:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am at Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto. 

Burial will take place in the Rose Lawn Memory Gardens.

Memorials are suggested to Melissa Pence for the children's future education.

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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