Charles Huckstep, Jr., 80, of Center Township, went into the presence of the Lord, Saturday morning, February 21, 2015.Born April 8, 1934, in Aliquippa, he was a son of the late Charles Sr. and Rosa Lee (McDonald) Huckstep. Charles was united in marriage to Geraldine (Wilson) for 43 years who preceded him in death on January 17, 1997. Charles proudly served in the US Army as a paratrooper (Triple Nickel) and was stationed in Fort Bragg, N.C. A lifelong, active member of Tried Stone Baptist Church in Aliquippa, he served on the Deacon board as well as assisted as co-captain of several church anniversary committees. Active in his community, Charles was a Post Commander and founder of American Vets (AMVETS) Post 293, Aliquippa branch; charter member of the Quippian Club and LTV Civic Action Program; member of First Class Citizens Club of Aliquippa, BPOE Elks in Aliquippa, National Advisory Board American Security Council (which is part of the US Strategy Commission), National American Legion, and DAV Commander’s Club. He was a former member of Knights of Pythia and Center Twp. V.F.D. and a former captain of the Aliquippa Auxiliary Police, along with serving as a street captain with the Courtesy Committee at his church. He retired from LTV Steel after 45 years of service. He was an active participant of Steel Workers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR). He was a graduate of Aliquippa High School, He also graduated from the Signal Electronics program while serving in the military. He will be sadly missed by four children, Charles Keith Huckstep, III and his wife, Gwendlodyn, of Reading, Karen Lorraine Sheffield and her husband, Richard, of New Brighton, April Yvette Huckstep Hill and her husband, Curtis Hill, of Center Twp., and Gregory Neal Huckstep and his wife, Paulette, of Mitchellville, Md.; a sister, Rosa Marie Billingslea of Aliquippa; eight grandchildren, Duane Huckstep, Dravon Sligh, Allen Sheffield, Blair Sheffield, Alexis Sheffield, Sydney Huckstep, Dylan Huckstep and Erica Hill; a cousin, Georgia Mae Price of Aliquippa; two sisters-in-law, Mamie Wilson in New York and Georgia Wilson of Aliquippa; two devoted nephews, Phillip Billingslea and Richard Billingslea, Jr.; a niece, Pastor Jacqueline Davis, who is an interim pastor at Tried Stone, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.In addition to his wife and parents, Charles was preceded in death by a son, Scott Wade Huckstep in 1965, and a daughter, Lesia Elinore Huckstep in 2012.Friends will be received Thursday, February 26th, from 4 to 8 p.m. in his church, Tried Stone Baptist Church, Aliquippa, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor James Williams officiating.Full military honors will be provided by the Beaver County Special Unit at Tried Stone Baptist Church, 505 Washington Street, Aliquippa, at 1:30 p.m.Interment will follow Woodlawn Cemetery To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.