Charles R. 'Charlie' Topp

Charles R. “Charlie” Topp, 73, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 7:10 p.m. at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Topp was a 1964 graduate of Elmhurst High School in Fort Wayne and served as a corporal in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He worked as a coal miner for Amax Coal in Gillette, WY, for eight years. In 2008, he retired from Huntington Lab/Ecolab after 31 years in the maintenance department. He served on the Huntington County Sheriff Department Reserve and was a Huntington County Rescue technician for 16 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 160 in Roanoke.

He was born March 3, 1946, in Fort Wayne to Charles A. and Inez Topp. He married Barbara Ann Coe on Jan. 6, 1968, in Roanoke, and she preceded him in death on June 29, 2016.

He is survived by a son, Brian J. (Nikki Swartz) Topp, of Huntington, and three sisters, Marian Machon, of Fort Wayne; Judy Fouts, of Colorado; and Loretta Hine, of Roanoke.

 Calling is Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A funeral service will immediately follow at noon at the mortuary, with Rev. Steve Colchin officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Roanoke with military graveside rites performed by the United States Marine Corps.

Memorials are to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

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