Charles “Chuck” Hugh Cannaday, age 82, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 in Mena. He was born in El Dorado, Arkansas on June 2, 1936 to the late Baker Jones Cannaday and the late Bertha June Wills Cannaday. He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps and the US Army. Chuck was the former Chief of Police in Sansom Park, Texas and a crew boat captain, ferrying supplies to oil rigs in the gulf. He was the past president of the Mena Eagles Chapter and a long time member of the Mena Elks BPOE. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend.
He is survived by his son, Christopher Netzel of Oregon; daughters: Patricia Rawdon of Mena, Arkansas and Theresa Niedermeier of Mountain View, Arkansas; grandchildren: Christian Zamarripa, Yevonne Zamarripa, Clarissa Zamarripa, Christopher Netzel, Breann Netzel, Nicholas Netzel and Andrew Insko; great grandchildren: Craig Anthony Torres, Emiliano Olivas, and Esteban Martinez.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Baker and Bertha Cannaday.
Mr. Cannaday was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Mena Eagles Club.