CHUCK MACIAS 10/01/1959 – 04/10/2022
Carlos (Charles/Charlie) Teran Macias, known as Chuck to his friends, passed away unexpectedly on April 10, 2022, at his home in Merced, CA. He was 62 years young, born October 1, 1959, the son of the late Virginia Angel and Jose Macias.
Charlie was born in Merced CA on October 1, 1959. His mother named him “Carlos”, but he went by “Charlie” in his early school and teen years. As a young adult he used” Charles” and as a grown man he was known as “Chuck” to his friends. He grew up in Le Grand CA where he attended local schools. On the first day of his 8th grade year (1973), he saw Peggy Figueroa for the first time. She was the new girl in town who later became his wife and the true love of his life. They had Charlie and Vanessa by the time they married (the first time) on June 30, 1978. They divorced in 1985 and remarried in February 1989 for a total of 40 years of marriage and almost 50 years being in each other’s lives.
After high school he joined the Army. After leaving the Army he returned home and worked in the fields of construction and auto mechanics. Later in life he worked as a bartender for Club Mercedes. He was a member of the Club Mercedes and was on the Board at the time of his death. He was a member of the Atwater Little League in the early 2000’s where he was the grill master for the concession. Charlie loved music, taking pictures of places he went and people he knew and those he loved. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed attending and supporting his oldest grandson in all the sports he played. He was a faithful fan of the Boston Celtics, San Francisco Giants, SF 49ers and Nascar. He recorded all the games and races to make sure he didn’t miss any. He was a walking encyclopedia of information for all things Celtics/Giants/Niners and Nascar. He was happy that he was able attend a couple of Nascar races live, one at Charlotte NC Speedway and most recently the Atlanta Speedway. The true joy of his life was being “Papa” to his grandchildren. He loved being with family and had many friends whom he considered family. He always spoke his mind without reservation. He was respected and sometimes resented because of his frank communication style. He was very protective over those he loved and would do anything to keep them safe.
Charlie is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Peggy; children, Charles Macias II (Denise); Vanessa Murillo (Alex); Stephen Jeremy Porter-Macias (Atilana); Craig Bledsoe and Jacob Macias-Lawson. Grandchildren Victor Tiscareno; Carlos Macias III; Vincente “Vinnie” Gonzalez; Vivika Gonzalez; Jayden Porter-Macias; Isabella Porter-Macias; Sophia Porter-Macias, Alexii Grace Murillo; Tanner Lawson and great grandchildren Sebastian Tiscareno and Amira Tiscareno. He is also survived by his siblings that he grew up with, Flora Andrade, Jose “Joe” Macias (MaryAnn); Pedro “Pete” Macias (Lisa), Ernesto “Ernie” Macias (Velma), Margarita “Maggie” Arceo (Salvador), Delphina “Dee” Gonzalez, Artensia “Artie” Ybarra and his newfound siblings that he recently connected with from his father’s side; Martin Macias from Oklahoma; Angie Macias from Corcoran CA, Alicia Cunha from Fresno, CA; Sylvia Vela from Florida; Elena Macias from Tulare CA; Rosaena Macias from Fresno, CA; and Jose Macias from Sacramento, CA and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
He is preceded in death by his mother Virginia Angel; his father Jose Macias; sisters Rosa Angel and Lupe Vega; brothers Enrique Omar “Homer” Angel, his twin brother Alejandro “LX” Macias; and granddaughter Vanessa Susana Macias.
Public viewing will be on Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m at Ivers and Alcorn in Merced, CA. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at St Anthony’s Catholic Church in Atwater CA on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 11:30 a.m followed with a Mass of Christian burial celebrated by Father Paul Kado at 12:00 p.m. Burial will proceed at Plainsburg Cemetery, Merced CA followed with a reception at Club Mercedes, Merced CA.