Charles David Wamsley “Chuck” passed away December 20, 2023 peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Chuck was born November 10, 1940 to Harold and Pauline Wamsley in Scottsbluff, NE. Chuck was the middle child between Pat, his older brother and his younger sister, Vicki. Chuck remembers having a wonderful childhood and always shared stories of growing up in Nebraska. Chuck would talk about how his parents did not have a lot of money but they made do with what they had.
Chuck went to North Platte High School in Nebraska where he participated in many sports including; tennis, swimming, wrestling, football, and basketball. He may have not been the biggest kid on the team, but he was the scrappiest one and played with the most heart. Chuck lettered in tennis and swimming. Even today he had all his trophies and awards displayed proudly.
Chuck went to a 2-year college in Kearney, NE and got his associates degree. Kearney is where he met his first wife, Barbara, and they moved to Utah to find work, possibly at the Union Pacific Railroad. Chuck and Barbara had 3 children; Tim, Sheri, and Scott.
Chuck started working at Standard Oil Company and eventually he bought his own station, Chuck's Chevron. Chuck always loved working on cars, pumping gas and washing windshields. After he was forced to sell his station due to a new development, Chuck went on another adventure of cutting meat.
Eventually Chuck started managing Rancho Bowling Center and other bowling centers in Montana. In 1992 Chuck started working at the University Of Utah Union Center where he taught bowling classes and managed the collegiate bowling team. This was his true passion. Chuck loved to coach! He was a strong but fair coach and he loved the students he worked with. Many of the students & football players would take his bowling class thinking it was an easy "credit", but Chuck was not that easy and they were in for a challenge. Chuck's collegiate bowling team competed in many tournaments in different states where they won several trophies that are on display at the Union Building today. Chuck worked at the Union for 21 years before he retired. Even after he retired, he still stayed connected to his students. When Chuck would go to the University of Utah football games he was always met with a, "What's up Coach".
Chuck finally met the love of his life; Cindy and they were married in 1988. They were married 35 years. Chuck gained 3 daughters when he married Cindy; Tisha, Angie, and Stacy.
Chuck and Cindy loved to golf and bowl together. They have so many great memories of traveling with wonderful friends. They especially loved to travel to Bowl Games to watch the University of Utah. Chuck was a Crimson Club member and season ticket holder. They loved to tailgate with friends and family. Some of the family's favorite memories are tailgating and Utes games. He taught Alex Smith and Andrew Bogut and many other amazing University of Utah athletes in his bowling classes.
"Chuck party of one!" Go Utes!
Chuck is survived by wife, Cindy, Tim (Allyson), Scott (Debra), Tisha (Val), Angie and Stacy (Jeremy). Preceded in death by Sheri (Rick). Chuck had 10 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Chuck loved his family so much and would do anything for them.
In lieu of flowers please donate to this rescue to honor Chuck's love of animals. https://givebutter.com/ChuckW
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. at Memorial Redwood Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah, with a viewing from 11:00-11:45 a.m. Interment will be at Memorial Redwood Cemetery.