Charles Chester Sullins passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, at his home in Cranesville, Pa. on Sunday June 9, 2013 at the age of 73. He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Mamie Sullens, his brothers Joe, Jimmy, and Floyd and his sister Ruth. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Janice (Swanson) Sullins. They were married in Cranesville, Pa. on July 29, 1961. Chuck is lovingly remembered by his wife Janice; sisters Mattie and Lee, brothers Frank, William and Eugene; daughters Jennifer E. Clark and her husband Thomas of Thonotosassa, Fla., Jeanette L. Brocious and her husband Christopher of Erie, Pa., and Jamie L. Sullins of Lake Katrine, N.Y.; his loving grandchildren Stephanie, Katelynn, Timothy, Hannah, Emily and Katherine; his loving great- granddaughter Isabella; and loving nieces, nephews and other relatives, and his faithful companion, Chip. Chuck was born in Winding Gulf, W.Va. He entered the Marine Corps at the age of 17, he served for three years, and as he would say "Once a Marine, Always a Marine-Semper Fi". Chuck and his wife Janice owned and operated three popular restaurants over the years-Fairview Restaurant, CJ's Restaurant and the Landwehr House. In 1980 he began driving semi-truck. He was a proud lifetime member of OOIDA (Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association). In 1994 Chuck and his wife Janice began driving over the road full time together. Most would agree that driving with his wife Janice over the road all over the country, was the happiest time of his life. They frequently traveled 48 of the 50 states. Chuck enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, working on his truck, NASCAR, gardening, fishing, hunting, baking and cooking â€" he was famous for his homemade biscuits and gravy. As per Chuck's request, there will be no viewing, memorial or funeral. Please do not send money or flowers. If you would like, you can donate something to a
in Chuck's honor. He was a wonderful man, and will be missed dearly by many. What a difference a good man can make. Our world won't be the same without him, but Heaven has gained one heck of a soul! He is now our Guardian Angel in Heaven. One more thing that was very near to Chuck's heart was Footprints in the Sand- One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints. Other times there was one set of footprints. This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life When I was suffering from anguish, sorrow, or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints. So I said to the Lord, "You promised me, Lord, That if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I noticed that during the most trying periods of my life There have only been one set of prints in the sand. Why, when I have needed you most, you have not been there for me?" The Lord replied, "The times when you have seen only one set of footprints Is when I carried you." Arrangements were under the care of Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 602 West 10th Street, Erie, Pa. 16502.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on June 20, 2013