Charles Bert Truss


Charles Bert Truss born on February 23, 1935, was the fifth child born to Thomas and Daisy Truss. Charles attended Columbus Public Schools including East High School. He married Mary C. Anderson on August 4, 1956. To this union two sons were born, Charles “Chuckie” B. Truss, Jr., and Kevin Scott Truss. Chuckie has one son, Charles B. Truss III and three grandchildren. Kevin has 3 sons, Tony Truss, Marcus Truss, Kevin “Lil Kev” Truss, as well as eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Charles later married Annette H. Manuel on June 15,1963 and to this union one son, Keith Wayne Truss and daughter, Terri Lynn (Truss) Sirls were born. Keith has one daughter, Tijera Truss and one granddaughter. Terri and her husband Reginald Sirls have a daughter Ashley Sirls and a son Devin Sirls. Charles and Annette decided to leave Columbus in 1970. They headed to California and took up residence in Los Angeles. They later moved to Moreno Valley, CA where Charles passed away.  Charles started working for Northrop Grumman Corporation in 1978 until he took

an early retirement in 1994.

Every morning before Charles started his day, he would read scriptures from his Bible. Charles walked three miles every morning until his health started to decline. Charles enjoyed watching basketball and football, attending Family Reunions, and playing Keno at the Casino. In Nov 2008 Charles started on dialysis. He received his last treatment Oct 23, 2021. Despite Charles’ health issues, he loved life and he loved his family. His visits back home to Columbus always brought him absolute joy! Everyone who met him enjoyed his presence and always had fond things to say about him, especially his laughter and kindness. His laughter would light up the whole room. Not only could you hear his big, boisterous laugh, but you could also feel the pure happiness he felt. Charles will be truly missed by all those who experienced the Blessing of knowing and loving him!

Charles is preceded in Death by his parents Thomas and Daisy Truss, his brothers, Thomas C. Truss Jr., James Truss, Bill (wife Hattie Ann) Truss, Earl Truss, Harold Truss, sister, Eleanor Staten, and grandson Marcus Truss.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories; his wife Annette Truss, sons, Chuckie Jr. Truss, Kevin Truss, Keith Truss, daughter Terri (Reginald) Sirls, grandkids, great grandkids, and great-great grandkids. Brother Rev. Dr. Joseph (Barbara) Truss, Queens Village, NY, Sisters, Betty Brisco, JoAnn Brisco, Uncle Howard (Oneda) Eubanks, sisters-in-law, Lydia Truss, Inkster, MI, Elnora Truss and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Private Visitation 10:00 AM and Private Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, November 12, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave. Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.


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  1. We are saddened to learn about your family loss. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

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