Charles F. “Chuck” Armitage

Charles F. “Chuck” Armitage, 84, of Normal, passed away at 11:34 am on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, surrounded by his family.

His funeral will be held at 10 am on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, where visitation will begin at 9:00 am. Burial will be at 1:30 pm on Thursday at Chillicothe City Cemetery, Chillicothe. Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Chuck was born August 22, 1937 in Peoria, the son of Floyd and Regina Daugherty Armitage. He married Mary Mikel Zook on September 19, 1997 in Bloomington. She survives.

Also surviving are five children, Ami Armitage of Normal, Angelie Armitage of Grand Rapids, MI, Patrick (Brandi) Armitage of Panama City Beach, FL, William L. (Christen) Zook, Jr of Bloomington and Mikel (Michelle) Zook of Naperville and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Zook and one daughter, Elizabeth Zook.

Chuck graduated from Western Illinois University with his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, he then earned his Education Specialist Degree from Central Michigan University, and received his Doctorate from Illinois State University.

He first worked as a graduate assistant at Western Illinois University, then at Allegan High School in Michigan for five years. Chuck retired in 1997 from Illinois State Board of Education where he worked for 32 years. After his retirement, he enjoyed teaching at Heartland Community College for four years.

Chuck was very enthusiastic about football and was a successful football coach, where he coached at three levels: high school, collegiate and semi-pro; locally, he was very proud to have coached the Twin City Trojans.

Chuck was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Kiwanis and was an executive director for the Community Action Agency Board and for S.C.O.R.E. He was active in the Democratic Party, serving on the McLean County Board and also ran for several offices. In Chuck’s spare time, he enjoyed writing and flying.

To express condolences online, please visit www.carmodyflynn.com.

Posted online on June 14, 2022

Published in Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

Charles F. “Chuck” Armitage

Charles F. “Chuck” Armitage, 84, of Normal, passed away at 11:34 am on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, surrounded by his family.

His funeral will be held at 10 am on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, where visitation will begin at 9:00 am. Burial will be at 1:30 pm on Thursday at Chillicothe City Cemetery, Chillicothe. Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Chuck was born August 22, 1937 in Peoria, the son of Floyd and Regina Daugherty Armitage. He married Mary Mikel Zook on September 19, 1997 in Bloomington. She survives.

Also surviving are five children, Ami Armitage of Normal, Angelie Armitage of Grand Rapids, MI, Patrick (Brandi) Armitage of Panama City Beach, FL, William L. (Christen) Zook, Jr of Bloomington and Mikel (Michelle) Zook of Naperville and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Zook and one daughter, Elizabeth Zook.

Chuck graduated from Western Illinois University with his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, he then earned his Education Specialist Degree from Central Michigan University, and received his Doctorate from Illinois State University.

He first worked as a graduate assistant at Western Illinois University, then at Allegan High School in Michigan for five years. Chuck retired in 1997 from Illinois State Board of Education where he worked for 32 years. After his retirement, he enjoyed teaching at Heartland Community College for four years.

Chuck was very enthusiastic about football and was a successful football coach, where he coached at three levels: high school, collegiate and semi-pro; locally, he was very proud to have coached the Twin City Trojans.

Chuck was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Kiwanis and was an executive director for the Community Action Agency Board and for S.C.O.R.E. He was active in the Democratic Party, serving on the McLean County Board and also ran for several offices. In Chuck’s spare time, he enjoyed writing and flying.

To express condolences online, please visit www.carmodyflynn.com.

Posted online on June 14, 2022

Published in Chillicothe Times-Bulletin