PRESQUE ISLE - SMSGT. Charles W. Fikes, 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 25, 2016 at his residence. He was born Dec. 17, 1923 in Corena, Walker County AL, the son of Woodford and Myrtle Mae (Brown) Fikes.
He retired from the US Air Force after 32 years of service doing battle damage repairs in WWII, Korean War and Vietnam conflict. After his retirement he worked in Presque Isle as a master sheet metal worker for Walter Enterprises. In his spare time he enjoyed remodeling and rebuilding Volkswagens and making go carts and toys for his grandchildren.
He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Caribou.
Charles is survived by his son, Charles P. Fikes and his wife Dr. Ellen Bentley of Glenburn; two daughters, Una Lynne Ward and her partner Paul Harding of Rockland, Julie Anne Slaughter and her husband David of Presque Isle; a brother, Bobby B. Fikes of Birmingham, AL; three sisters, Billie Opal Davis of Birmingham, Al. Barbara Sue White of Alabaster, Al. and Peggy Jane Rideout of Birmingham AL.; 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis (Paschal) Fikes and an infant grandson, Benjamin Fikes.
Funeral services will be at noon Friday April 29, 2016 at Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Caribou. Friends may call 11 AM until time of service at the church. Interment with military honors will be at 11AM Saturday at MT. Hope Cemetery in Bangor. Online condolences may shared at www.duncan-graves.com