Charles LaPrade

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Charles "Charley" Martin LaPrade, 89
Charles "Charley" Martin LaPrade, 89, died January 20, 2018. He was born on September 6, 1928, the youngest of eight children, to the late Wyllie and Mary Elizabeth (Thomas) LaPrade. He was a graduate of Bushnell High School, Bushnell, Florida and the University of Florida with a degree in building construction. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, building roads and gun emplacements.
For 30 years, he worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Welfare as a construction engineer, overseeing the construction of many schools and hospitals in the state of Florida. After retiring from the U.S. Government, he was the project managerr of the Prime Osborn Convention Center renovation and later served as the Assistant Superintendent of Facilities for the Duval County School Board.
Charley is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty Anne (Gigl) LaPrade; three children, Marty LaPrade (Wendy), Bill LaPrade and Annette LaPrade Brown (Robbie); five grandsons, Max LaPrade (Joanna), Charles LaPrade (Ashley), Matthew Brown, Carson Brown and Hayden Brown.
During his lifetime, Charley was an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America as an assistant leader of BSA Troop 35. He enjoyed golf as a long time member of San Jose Country Club and was an avid gardener, earning the Master Gardener designation. He loved his Florida Gators. His life's passion was his family and he took every opportunity to support the lives of his children and grandsons. He will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at Southside United Methodist Church, 3120 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, followed by a reception at San Jose Country Club, 7529 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Boy Scout Troop 35 c/o Southside United Methodist Church, 3120 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Please Sign the guestbook at HARDAGE-
Published in Sumter County Times on Jan. 25, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel
4801 SAN JOSE BLVD | Jacksonville, FL 32207 | (904) 737-7171
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