Charles Glenis Wilker, Jr passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in El Cajon, California, at the age of 37. He was born on April 12, 1983 in Sanger, California to Charles “Chuck” Wilker and Tamara Hale. He grew up in Fowler, California and would frequently return home to visit his beloved “Pop” who inspired him to enlist in the military and raised him like a son.
Charles “Charly” served in the United States Navy for the last 19 years and was a proud Navy Chief Petty Officer (IYAOYAS). Charly traveled the world and visited many seaports throughout his naval career. However, he fell in love with Hawaii and his happiest memories were of his time spent there where he enjoyed fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family and extended ‘ohana.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Athena Wilker, daughters Angelina “Anela” and Aubree Wilker, mother Tamara (Hale) Steffler, stepfather Darrin Steffler, brother, Ryan Wilker, and grandparents Larry “Pop” and Cheryl Hudspeth, He is also survived by beloved grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Charly was a loving husband, father, son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin, and dear friend who was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a hardworking man who found joy and comfort in providing for his wife and 2 daughters, the loves of his life. Charly had a big heart and his love and generosity was felt by all who were fortunate to know him.
Charly’s legacy will live on through his 2 daughters and he will forever be missed. Until we meet once more here’s wishing you a happy voyage home (Anchors Aweigh). Aloha a hui hou my love.
*Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, a small ceremony will be held at Legacy Funeral Care on Monday, July 6, 2020 for family and close friends by invitation only. Flowers may be sent directly to Legacy Funeral Care and Cremation, 7043 University Avenue La Mesa, California 91942
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