Indianapolis - Charles Arlis “Charlie” Ground, 85, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021. He was born July 4, 1935, at the family home in Smiths Grove, KY, to the late Edgar R. and Maggie Lois Moulder Ground. He was the seventh of eight children. He and his mother shared a birthday. It was always a big deal that they were both firecracker babies and the family always had a big celebration.
Charlie was a graduate of the North Warren High School Class of 1952 where he also served as class president. He married Carol Faye Ground on December 31, 1952.
Charlie moved to Ft. Thomas, KY and then to Indianapolis where he established himself as a carpenter/builder and top salesperson. He continued as a general contractor for over 40 years. He was the owner of the Gutter Helmet dealership in Central Indiana when he retired in 2001.
Charlie loved to hunt and fish. He also enjoyed genealogy, auto racing and motorcycles. He had a passion for playing Blackjack and rolling the dice in Las Vegas. Charlie was loved and well known as "Rebuy Charlie." He was a formidable opponent and in the winner’s circle of 100's of Blackjack tournaments. Charlie's picture hangs at Belterra Casino on the Winner’s Wall of Fame. Additionally, he is the author of the Craps strategy book "What Do Charlie Say" where he shares the secrets of his success.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar R. and Maggie Lois Moulder Ground; 7 brothers and sisters; his beloved wife, Carol Faye Ground; and daughter, Marsha G. Sandefer. He is survived by his daughters (Charlie's Angels as he dubbed them): Sheila L. Smith and her husband, Michael, Cheryl A. Moore, Gina L. Bryson and her husband, Chuck; son-in-law, George F. Moore; grandchildren: Lindsay Smith, Charles Ross Sandefer and his wife, Ashley, Natalie Lloyd and her husband, Jason, Jay Sandefer and Maggie Moore: great granddaughters: Audrey Lloyd, Maya Sandefer, Mckenna Lloyd and Evie Sandefer; and many other loving family members and friends.
A committal service will be conducted privately at Round Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. No flowers will be accepted. The family requests that donations be made to ETA Lambda Chapter Psi Iota Xi Sorority, c/o Sheila Smith, 1196 Churchman Avenue, Beech Grove IN 46107. Donations will be applied to the Carol Ground Memorial Scholarship Fund.
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