Chuck was born to Gilbert Blagg and Francis A Snow November 2, 1944 in Gorman, Texas. His mother, a few years later moved to Casper, Wyoming where she met Bert Allen Kelly her husband of 50 years.
Bert and Francis raised Chuck and his two brothers, Jim Kelly and Bert A. Kelly, Jr. in Casper.
Chuck graduated from Natrona County High School in 1961. After high school he worked as an ambulance driver before he enlisted in the Army on Sept. 8 1964. He was enlisted for 12 years and was honorably discharged on February 12, 1976. During his enlistment he was stationed in Germany twice and was deployed to Vietnam for one tour. He received training in still photography while enlisted and served as a special investigator for the military police. He reached the rank of Staff Sargent.
After the army Chuck primarily worked in the Restaurant and bar industries as a cook, baker and as a bartender He also worked as a painter, construction worker. He was a jack-of-all trades.
Chuck had a deep passion for the arts. He was an artist and a musician. He worked professionally as a guitarist/vocalist off and on over the years. His art included everything from carvings and etchings to painting, his most prominent works were those done in pencil. A drawing of his titled “you bic” was shown at the Smithsonian Art Institute as part of the Vietnam exhibit. You can find it today at the Veterans Center in Casper WY. Copies of his work will be on display during his final services.
Chuck married his first wife Linda while on leave in 1966. They had three children, Kerrie Sarles, Karla Blagg and Chuck Blagg, Jr. They divorced shortly after he discharged from the military. He joined with his second wife, Geraldine Thorne in 1977. He remained married to Geraldine until Nov. 1996 when she died after a lengthy fight with cancer. He began dating Doris Murphey in Dec 1998, they were married on Jan 5, 2008.
He has 3 biological and 6 step-children. Kerrie Sarles, Karla Blagg, Chuck Blagg, Jr, Paula Arellano, Steve Birgenheier, Mike Birgenheier, Anthony Cooper, Angela Simmons and James Cooper. He loved them equally and each call him dad still.
He is preceded in death by his parents Bert and Francis his two brothers Jim and Bert Allen and a grandaughter Nikkea Bullock.
He is survived by his wife Doris all 9 children, 26 grandchildren and 23 great grand children.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to Newcomers Funeral home to help cover the final expenses.
A Memorial Service will be held at Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery, Evansville WY at eleven in the morning. A pot luck lunch will be served at the V.F.W. on Bryan Stock Trail following services.