Charles Clayton Nosley, 91, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on August 3, 2022, at Boyson Heights Assisted Living. Services: Private. Inurnment at Cedar Memorial Park Mausoleum. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Charles was born on July 7, 1931, to George and Charlene (Long) Nosley in Lisbon, Iowa. He graduated from Lisbon High School in 1949 where his activities included baseball, basketball, band, Junior and Senior plays and the Annual staff. He attended the University of Iowa in 1949/1950 for one semester. On February 12,1950, he married his high school sweetheart, Dixie Lee Mason.
Chuck then attended Coyne Electrical and Radio-Television School in Chicago and received his diploma October 6, 1950. They moved back to Cedar Rapids and both went to work for Hoover Appliance Company. Mid 1951, Chuck accepted a job at Collins Radio Company as a Test Technician. In February 1952, he was drafted in the US Army Signal Corps.
Chuck went to boot camp at Fort Riley, Kansas and from there to Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. He graduated with an MOS in Microwave Relay Transmission. He was then sent to the Far East command and was assigned to a camp in Yokohama, Japan. For thirteen months he worked on a survey team to select sites for constructing microwave radio relay links throughout the main island of Japan. The Korean War ended in June of 1953 and Corporal Nosley was discharged December 31,1953.
Having the GI Bill, Chuck enrolled in the University of Iowa in February 1954 to pursue an engineering degree. He graduated February 8, 1958 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.
After graduation, Chuck accepted a job at the Chrysler Corporation Missile Division in Detroit, Michigan. When business started to decrease at Chrysler, Chuck took a position at Sundstrand Corporation in Rockford, IL.
After his father passed away in 1978, they decided to return to Iowa where he was offered a position at Rockwell Collins. He worked in various departments and retired in January 1994.
After retirement, he kept busy doing various jobs. He stayed involved in the K-12 program that Collins implemented with several local schools and he served as liaison/teacher at Taft Middle School. He served on the Board of Directors of the Willowridge Condo Association for many years. He was initially a member of First Baptist Church in Marion and served two years as Chairman. Later he joined Marion Christian Church and served for two years as Chairman and several years as an Elder. To get away from the ice and snow, they wintered in Pharr, Texas. Chuck was a member of Kiwanis.
Chuck’s special interests were public speaking (especially roasting friends), playing softball, golf, contract bridge, managing his own investments, making things “better” and fixing just about anything. He was especially interested in his family. In his spare time he was always remodeling, painting and changing something in their homes.
Chuck is survived by his daughter, Candice McCulloch (Kevin) of Rockford, Illinois, a son Kyle (Theresa) of Hiawatha, Iowa, four grandsons: Patrick McCulloch (Rachel) of Sugar Grove, Illinois, Andrew McCulloch (Margo) of Roscoe, Illinois, Nathan of Des Moines, Iowa and Noah of Cedar Falls, Iowa, five great grandchildren and sister-in-law, Mardell Kohl.
Chuck was preceded on death by parents, wife of 68 years Dixie and his sister Marlene Cameron.