09/13/1953 - 01/10/2021 Charley, as the family called him, passed peacefully at home into the presence of the Lord on Sunday, January 10, 2021. He was born in Torrance, CA on September 13, 1953 to Charles Sr. and Katy Bales. He attended schools in the South Bay and graduated from Torrance High School in 1971 with honors in music and his trombone. He joined the First Christian Church and was baptized in 1967. He worked in the retail plumbing and home repair business most of his life, especially serving the area of Palos Verdes. He will be missed by many. He was also known as Chuck. He enjoyed most sports and activities baseball, golf, hunting, boating, camping, etc. He married Ruth St. Pierre from Long Beach at the Glass Chapel in P.V. Survivors include his wife, dad Charles Sr., brother Bruce, Nephew Wesley, and niece Katy Jean Lohmann. A celebration of life service will be held later at First Christian Church of Torrance when it is safe to meet together. His desire was for a Christian service. The time and date will be announced.
Published in Palos Verdes Peninsula News on Apr. 25, 2021.