October 11, 1932 – July 23, 2021
On Friday, July 23, 2021, Charles Louis Fiddler, Jr., beloved husband and father, passed away at his residence at the age of 88.
Charles Fiddler was born on October 11, 1932, in Bedford, Indiana to Louis and Juanita Fiddler. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1952 and entered the Air Force the same year. He served in Korea and was also stationed in Japan. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force and returning to Indiana, Charlie began a career in sales, ultimately becoming the Regional Sales Manager for Roper Corporation in Dallas, Texas.
He married Mary Ann Inman on December 26, 1953, and they were married 67 years. They raised two sons, Steve and Scott, who now reside in Plano, Texas, and Houston, Texas respectively.
Charlie was an exceptional basketball player and once scored 60 points in a single game for his base team in the Air Force. Golf became his athletic passion in his later years. He played golf in such places as Scotland and Hawaii, and all over the State of Indiana with his Bedford golfing buddies, but he was most often to be found at Otis Park Golf Course. He was twice the Bedford Super Senior Champion, and once shot 68 at Otis Park Golf Course, when he was over 70 years old. But he was best known for his smile, his sense of humor, and his life-of-the-party personality, which always made him stand out in a crowd. He was a friend to many but will be missed by all.
Charlie was preceded in death by his father, Louis, and his mother, Juanita.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, his children Steve and Scott, and his siblings, Helen Godsey, Jack Fiddler, Brenda Yeary, Alma Lynn, Jeanette Sorrells, Ed Fiddler, Sherry Crane, and Pam Duncan, several cousins, nieces, and nephews, and his two grandchildren, Matthew and Victoria.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Cresthaven Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3522 Dixie Highway in Bedford at 2 p.m. Visitation will be from noon until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the funeral service, with military rites performed by the Bedford American Legion, Post #33.
Flowers may be sent to Cresthaven Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
The Bedford Recreation Foundation, Inc. 957 “J” Street, Bedford, IN 47421 in Charlie’s honor because of his love of Otis Park Golf Course.