OBITUARY: Charles ‘Chuck’ Stanley DeRycke


Charles “Chuck” Stanley DeRycke, age 72, of Ashland City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024, at the Waters of Cheatham in Ashland City, Tennessee.

He was born on October 23, 1951, in Renton, Washington, to the late Robert Lee DeRycke and Jean Leona (Bush) DeRycke.

He served in the United States Navy and later worked as an aviation mechanic for America West Airlines.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Jean DeRycke; and nephew, Edward Hall.

Chuck is survived by his daughters, Toni (DeRycke) Graham and Terry O’Dell (William); brother, William DeRycke; sisters, Connie Goeller and Coreen Hall (Edward); grandchildren, Nicholas Thompson, Bradley Thompson, Jared Graham, Josephine Graham, Kristina Hooks (Trevor), Salvador Tirado, and Alexander Tirado; great-granddaughter, Sofia Tirado; and niece, Tiphanie Bourassa.

He will be interred at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee, at a later date.

Cheatham County Funeral Home LLC 615-792-2552 online condolences may be made at


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