Charles Benjamin Shamblin, 75, of Galesburg, passed away peacefully surrounded with love on Saturday, December 11, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. Charles was born on September 21, 1946 in Monmouth. He was the son of Clinton and Marguerite (Smith) Shamblin. He is survived by his son Nicholas (Ashley) Doubet of Galesburg; step-daughter, Emily Doubet of Chicago; grandson, Jeff A. Fisher of South Carolina; step-grandchildren, Kolbie, Dominik and Drake of Knoxville and Iris of Chicago; and his special great-grandbaby, Stella of Knoxville; a sister and several nieces and nephews. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, son Charles Benjamin Fisher, daughter, Stacy Jo Shamblin, a granddaughter, Lacy Nichole Fisher and nine siblings. Charles attended a one room school in Roseville until fifth grade and then attended schools in Biggsville. He would work on the family farm until he was 19 and then would join the United States Army. After the Army, Charles would work at local factories until finding his love in mechanics and worked at Hanaghans Auto and then Karmark Tire for 22 years. Charles was proud to come from a huge family, being one of eleven children. In his free time, Charles enjoyed playing slot machines, and eating at breakfast at local diners. Most of all, Charles enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren and his great granddaughter. Cremation rites have been accorded. No services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville have been entrusted with arrangements. On-line condolences and/or expressions of sympathy may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com
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