Charles J. Harding

February 4, 1939 ~ November 8, 2021 (age 82)


Charles Joseph Harding, age 82, of Cassopolis, died Monday, November 8, 2021.

His life began February 4, 1939 in Cassopolis, Michigan the one of two boys born to George and Kathryn Harding.      

Charles and his father owned Harding’s Men’s Wear in Cassopolis for several years.  He worked as a bus driver for Cassopolis Public Schools.  He spent many years as an over the road truck driver, as both an owner/operator and many years for Kopf Trucking.  He ended his career as a bus driver for Lewis Cass.  He was an avid horseman that enjoyed showing horses as a hobby.  In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and watching Westerns. 

Charles will be greatly missed by family and friends.  He is survived by three daughters, Nicole (Tory) Barter, Deniece (Kurt) Schantz, Lisa Sobieski, all of Cassopolis; one son, Wayde (Debbie) Harding of Cassopolis; eight grandchildren, Dustin (Katelyn) Harding, Courtney Sobieski, Peyton, Wyatt, Logan, Mallory, Delaney, Everly; one great grandson, Smith; and one nephew, Michael Harding of Lowell, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two granddaughters, Kathryn and Shelby; and one brother, David Harding.

Family and friends will gather Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel, 202 North Broadway Street, Cassopolis. 

The family prefers contributions be made in memory of Charles be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, 200 Turwill Lane, Suite 6, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel, Cassopolis. 

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Gathering of Family and Friends
November 13, 2021

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wagner Family Funerals Connelly Chapel
202 North Broadway Street
Cassopolis, MI 49031

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