90, passed into the hands of Jesus on March 18 at Summer Trace Assisted Living, Carmel, Indiana.
Born May 17, 1922 in Shelbyville, Indiana, he was one of fourteen children born to Fred and Mary McComas. Charlie served as an Army Master Sergeant in WWII, landing on Omaha Beach on June 9, 1944. During the Battle of Selestat, France, he was wounded by shrapnel and shot five times. The Purple Heart was awarded to him for his bravery and sacrifice.
He held several jobs throughout his life, including, furniture mover and semi-truck driver before becoming a carpenter and construction superintendant, retiring from Pearson Construction, Indianapolis in 1986. Shelbyville, Indiana was home for most of his life. He enjoyed retirement in Cape Coral, Florida, before returning to Indiana to live in Fishers and Carmel. A cancer survivor, he loved travelling throughout the Western United States and spending time with his family.
Charlie beloved wife Lillian, passed on September 10, 2011. They married, August 3, 1941 and shared their lives for 70 years together. Their love for each other is eternal. Other surviving family members are daughters, Judy Elizabeth Carmody (John), Crystal River, Florida and Patricia Jean May (Jim), Fallbrook, California and son, Charles Rodney McComas (Jayme), Carmel, Indiana. Preceded in death was daughter, Susan Jane Lagle (Jerry), Ft. Wayne, Indiana; grandchildren are Chris Sheneman, Hamilton, Ohio, Lisa Praetzel, Lakeside, Montana, John Sheneman, Apple Valley, Minnesota, Andy Pierce, Torrance, California, Mandy Pierce, Anaheim Hills, California, Cammie Griffith, Pittsboro, Indiana and Andrea Barnett (Chase), Huntersville, North Carolina; along with ten great-grandchildren; surviving siblings include Marlene West and Ginnie Falkener; deceased siblings are Fred, Jack, Red, Bud, Raymond, Garnet, Barney, Grace, Carol, Dorothy and Lucille.
Visitation will be on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service , 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, with services following at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Chris Sheneman will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. Military rites will be conducted by local veteran's organizations.
Funeral directors Greg A. Parks, Sheila J. Parks and Stuart H. Parks are honored to conduct the service for Mr. McComas.
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