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Charles V. Carico, 76, of Groveland, FL, known to most as Chuck, passed away at his home on June 12, 2012. Charles was born at home in Ironton, OH on January 29, 1936. His family moved to Florida in 1951, 61 years ago. He moved to Groveland in 1955, calling it his home for 57 years.

Charles attended Ice Creek School and Coal Grove School near Ironton before moving to Clermont at 15 years of age. He graduated from Clermont High School in 1953 where he played football and participated in drama. After graduation, Charles honed his skills in the building trade at Clermont Builder's Supply, helped with the family watermelon business and owned an Amoco gas station in partnership with his father, Virgil Carico. Together they worked on turning the Ray Jay Arnold House into a family home with apartments.

He joined the U.S. Army and served his country from 1956-1959, serving abroad in Paris, France from 1958-1959. During his time in the military he met and married his bride, Elnora Duvall, in 1958. They moved to Groveland following his service in the military.

Charles began his employment with the Groveland Post Office as a mail carrier in 1960. In 1971, he was appointed as Officer in Charge. He was promoted to Groveland Postmaster in 1972, and served in this position until his retirement in 1992. Upon retirement, Charles started another successful twenty year career in resale merchandise at Webster Market.

Charles was a team member in his community. He attended St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Clermont, where he served as Vestry Officer of Finance for several years. Charles was also a member of the Clermont Elks Club for 45 years, where he also served as chaplain.

Hunting, boating and deep sea fishing were keen interests of Charles. Florida history was a topic of special reading interest.

Charles was preceded in death by this wife of 52 years, Elnora Carico, his father Virgil H. Carico, mother Sadie G. Carico, and his sister Esther M. Thacker.

Charles is survived by the woman he considered to be his daughter, Diana Ledford, his sister, Janice Carico Peine and her husband, Richard Peine. He is also survived by two nephews and their families, Timothy and Michelle Peine and their children Matthew, Olivia Breanna, Sarah and Joshua; Jonathan and Julie Peine and their children Rosemary, Benjamin, Charlotte and Zachary; and one niece, Elizabeth Harris, her husband Joel Harris and their children Ezekiel, Ian and Oliver.