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Charles Wallace Vicars

October 3, 1937 ~ March 31, 2018 (age 80)

Charles Wallace Vicars, 80, of Terre Haute IN passed away at his home on March 31. 2018, after an extended battle with cancer.  Charles was born on October 3, 1937 to Charles “Harmon” Vicars and Loretta “Bird” Vicars.  He was born and raised in West Terre Haute. Charles graduated from Valley High in 1956 where he excelled in basketball and baseball.  Charles is preceded in death by both his parents as well as his brothers John Vicars and William Vicars.  Charles is survived by his wife, Barbara Vicars; son Charles E Vicars (Pam Davis); daughter Robin F Vicars Coffey (Robert); Step-son, Billy Drappo (Tracey); Step-daughter Bobbi Stevens (Steve Smith); Grandchildren Whitney Duncan (Eric), Charlee Vicars, Cole Vicars, Jerrica Haywood (Troy Riley); Step-grandchildren Billy Drappo, Annie Drappo; Great-grandson Ryne Jeffers; friends, Lenny Isles, Billy Soder, and Chuck Hanley. The family would like to give special thanks to Lenny Isles and Chuck for their friendship and devotion.  Charlie lived a very active life involved in many organizations, clubs and avid sports fan/fanatic. He was a member of the Sycamore Club, American Legion Post 346, Eagles, F.O.P., V.F.W., Moose Lodge, Marine Corp. League, Mason Lodge of Pimento and charitable organizations, Silent Men and Clothe-a-Child, R.A.C.E.R.S and Tavern Owners Association.  He worked at Visqueen Plastics, Poly-Mar Plastics(Later known as Cadillac Products), and in 1979 bought Archies Bar with one of his best friends, Paul Robbins which later became and still today is Archie’s Sports Bar.  Charlie was president of West Terre Haute Little League; past president of West Terre Haute Young Men’s Club; played and coached fast-pitch softball for 40 plus years, which during those years lead his team to five state championships. Charlie and his son from Indiana were inducted into the ASA Fast Pitch Hall of Fame.  Charlie was a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan and supporter of Pete Rose. Visitation For Charles will be held on Thursday April 5 from 10-2 at DeBaun Funeral Homes Springhill Chapel with services starting at 2.  Burial at Bethesda Cemetery in West Terre Haute will follow. Rev Dennis Leek will be officiating. In lieu of flowers family ask that donations be made to Silent men and Clothe-A-Child. 

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