Charles “Chuck” Clayton Nosley

Cedar Rapids

Charles Clayton Nosley, 91, of Cedar Rapids, died August 3, 2022 at Boyson Heights Assisted Living. Services: Private. Burial at Cedar Memorial Park Mausoleum. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is making 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, orchestra, junior and senior plays, and annual staff. He attended the University of Iowa in 1949/1950 for one semester. On February 12, 1950, he married his high school girlfriend, Dixie Lee Mason.

Chuck then attended Coyne Electrical and Radio-Television School in Chicago and graduated on October 6, 1950. They returned to Cedar Rapids and both went to work for Hoover Appliance Co. In mid-1951 Chuck accepted a employment with Collins Radio Co. as a test technician. In February 1952, he was drafted into the US Army Signal Corps.

Chuck went to boot camp at Fort Riley, Kan., and from there to Fort Monmouth, NJ. He obtained an MOS in microwave relay transmission. He was then sent to Far East Command and assigned to a camp in Yokohama, Japan. For 13 months, he worked in a survey team to select sites for the construction of microwave radio relay links throughout the main island of Japan. The Korean War ended in June 1953 and Corporal Nosley was released on December 31, 1953.

Having the GI Bill, Chuck enrolled at the University of Iowa in February 1954 to pursue engineering studies. He graduated on February 8, 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

After graduating, Chuck took a job with Chrysler Corporation’s Missile Division in Detroit, Michigan. When business began to dwindle at Chrysler, Chuck took a position with Sundstrand Corporation in Rockford, Illinois.

After her father passed away in 1978, they decided to move back to Iowa where she was offered a position with Rockwell Collins. He worked in various departments and retired in January 1994.

After his retirement, he occupied himself with various jobs. He remained 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 the Willowridge Condo Association for many years. He was first a member of First Baptist Church in Marion and served as president for two years. Later he joined Marion Christian Church and served two years as president and several years as an elder. To get away from the ice and snow, they overwintered 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 pretty much n’ whatever. He was particularly 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; one 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 his sister-in-law, Mardell Kohl.

Chuck was predeceased by relatives; wife of 68, Dixie; and his sister, Marlene Cameron.

Online condolences and messages can be shared with the family at cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.


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