Charles L. “Chuck” Toney

April 4, 2020

Charles L. “Chuck” Toney, 73, of Frankfort, died April 4, 2020 at his home after battling cancer for the past year.  Born May 8, 1946 in Clinton County, Ind. to Edward D. & Alice D. Toney.  He married Teresa M. (Ball) Schimmel on December 2, 2008 in Frankfort and she survives.

Chuck attended Lebanon High School.  A decorated veteran of the U.S. Marines, he served two tours during the Vietnam War and received the Purple Heart.  Following Vietnam, he was dispatcher for the Clinton County Sheriff Department, and in 1999 he retired after 26 years as a Frankfort Police Officer.  He then became lead security guard for Caterpillar in Lafayette and was the Building Inspector for the City of Frankfort under Mayor Chris Pippenger.  Chuck was a lifetime member of the VFW.  He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping, riding his Harley motorcycle and loved attending his grandchildren’s activities.

Due to the current circumstances facing our nation this service will be live streamed at 3 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2020.  Please use the following link:

Visitation and Services

On Friday, April 10, 2020 family will receive visitors for a drive-thru viewing from 1-3 p.m. under the portico at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Family services will begin at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. This service will be live streamed, to participate, look for the link in this obituary. Burial with military honors be in Fairhaven Cemetery, Mulberry. Memorial donations may be made to the Frankfort VFW to honor our Vietnam Veterans.

Survived by:

Wife: Teresa Toney of Frankfort, Step-Mother: Harriett J. Toney of Frankfort, Step-Father: Jesse Caldwell of Crawfordsville, Daughter: Lesley Jenkins of Indianapolis, 4 Sons: Ronnie Toney of Frankfort, Steve Toney of Frankfort, Scott Toney of Arizona and Troy Toney of Georgia, Step-Daughter: Kylee Schimmel of Frankfort, 2 Step-Sons: Levi Schimmel and Joshua Schimmel both of Kilmore, Father-in-Law: Duard R. Ball of Frankfort, 2 Brothers: Billy G. Caldwell of Frankfort and Ray (Sandy) Toney of Plymouth, 4 Sisters: Julia Roberts of Tennessee, Nina Barkley of Frankfort, Christine (Don) Baker of Frankfort, Cindy Miner of Frankfort, 13 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews,

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dana Toney


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43 Condolences for “Charles L. “Chuck” Toney”

  1. Don-Debbie Baker April 5, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Dear Teresa and family, we are very sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace in the difficult and heartbreaking days ahead. Love you.

  2. Cathy McKinzie April 5, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    So sorry to hear this. He was a good neighbor and friend. He will be missed.

  3. Sherrie Carson April 5, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Teresa & family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. We are here if you need anything. Sending you hugs. Love you, Sherrie, Pauline, Wilma.

  4. Trina April 5, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    I am so very sorry for you loss, my heart goes out to your family. I feel I was very lucky to have had Chuck as my father-in-law, he will always be loved and missed.

  5. Brandon April 5, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    RIP Chuck …

  6. Charles Clouse, USMC April 5, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Sorry for your lost. My prayers are with your family.

  7. Pam Ferguson April 5, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    My sincere prayers to you all, he was loved by many. Great friend to me and Gene.

  8. Joe H Root April 5, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Chuck was a great friend mine for almost sixty years and was a outstanding police officer and a great Marine! During his time in the Marine Corps he was a highly decorated and outstanding service to his country. The only thing that he love more than his country was his family. While in the Marine Corps him and I both came home on leave at the same time and we had a wonderful time in Frankfort. (I really can’t go in the many details because he later became a policeman and I became a Sheriff’s Deputy!)
    Joe H Root
    Clinton County Veterans Service Officer

  9. Glenda Merrill April 5, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a very good man.

  10. Rita Northern April 5, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    My deepest condolences to you and your brothers, Lesley. May God wrap you in his arms and give you comfort through your grieving and pain. Love you!!

  11. Judy Coffman April 5, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. If I can help in any way please let me know. My prayers are with you. Love you all. Chris, Nina, Cindy, Ray, and Harriet. May God wrap his loving arms around you

  12. Elizabeth Robin Owens Shelton April 5, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss and we are praying for the family. The Shelton family

  13. Rick A. Carter April 6, 2020 at 2:51 am

    A man who had served his nation. Worn the uniform of the United States Marines with Esprit De Corps. As if that risk was not enough, he returned home and continued that risk to serve his community in the uniform of the Law Enforcement Community. Men like Officer Chuck Toney are those who make America great. It was an honor and I was proud to have served with him at the Frankfort Police Department. Charles L. “Chuck” Toney, An American Hero, A Marine, A Cop and always Semper Fi.

    Salute, Rick A. Carter

  14. Madeline Ferguson Sanders April 6, 2020 at 7:20 am

    My prayers and love to Chuck’s family. he was a good man and friend. My prayers and love to his family. Good journey Chuck.

  15. Rita Reiger April 6, 2020 at 7:27 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Teresa and the family.

  16. Fred & Sis Fladd April 6, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Our condolences to the Toney family. Chuck was such a great guy. He will be missed. RIP Chuck.

  17. Mary Greeno April 6, 2020 at 8:51 am

    So sorry for your loss, Chuck was a great guy and he will be missed deeply.

  18. Irene April 6, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Chuck was always a fun kind of hard nose with me. Giving me a hard time every time he saw me, or mock chastising me with his finger pointing. All in fun. I didn’t know him personally, but I knew him to be a fair, disciplined, and good cop. His kind are hard to find. He will be missed. My condolences to his wife, and children (whom I went to school with). I never called him Chuck, it was always affectionately Toney, which he took with pride and a smile. GOD SPEED TONEY.

  19. Dick Perkins April 6, 2020 at 9:11 am

    So sorry to hear, prayers to the Family. Chuck was a good guy and friend, he will be missed by many. RIP Chuck and thanks for your service to our country and community.

  20. Gloria and George April 6, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Teresa and Family,
    So sorry for the loss of Chuck. I really didn’t know him personally but it sounds like he was a very special guy. God Bless.

  21. Cheryl Henry April 6, 2020 at 10:44 am

    So sorry for your loss! I don’t know your family personally, but Mike & Kelly Henry are my cousins. Praying for you at this time. May God comfort you & give you strength in the days ahead.

  22. Marshall P Miner April 6, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    My condolences to the entire Toney family.

  23. Kimberly Beam April 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    So sorry for your loss Teresa! God bless!

  24. Christy McCarthy April 6, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Sorry for your loss! Hugs & prayers to the whole family!

  25. Nina Rice April 6, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Chuck was a great guy who loved his family. Praying for strength and comfort.

  26. Joyce Phillips April 6, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Prayers Julia

  27. Barb & Wayne Fausett April 6, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    Harriet, Nina, Cindy & family- we are so sorry for your loss. Our community has been so blessed by Chuck’s involvement in it, in so many ways. We pray you will be comforted & find the peace that passes understanding in the One that created us, loves us beyond measure, & is always with us.

  28. Angela Shuler Sceggell April 6, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    My heart breaks for all of the family members. I have known Chuck since I was a teenager. He had a blessed life and will be missed.

  29. Keith Gephart April 6, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    One of the best, RIP Chuck

  30. Shandel (Lewis) Wallsmith April 7, 2020 at 3:13 am

    So sorry for your loss, he made me laugh when I was being taught how to drive. He pulled my dad over in his Corvette because the guy that passed us was speeding through Jefferson. Good memory. Prayers for all of you.

  31. Daniel Levin April 7, 2020 at 10:53 am

    I never met this man but sounds like he had a big heart and big family! I’m just a gold mining friend of Scott’s but I send my condolences to Chuck’s family. Sounds like he was an amazing guy!

  32. Beth Thompson April 7, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Theresa, was very sadden to hear of Chucks passing. Uncle Jesse contacted me with the sad news. My Condolences goes to you and the family. I will to the drive Friday. Just to say a little about chucks… I remember the younger days when we went out to their house and played. We went to their house in Lebanon, we were playing outside and as I recall, he had a stick and was poking at wasp nest! They got mad and he got stung right between the eyes. It was not funny but after the swelling went down, he could see again. Just some childhood memories. I am so proud of Charlie’s accomplishments. Right after high school, he joined the Marines and was shipped out to the Vietnam War. Charles served two tours in Nam was injured several times and received 2 PURPLE hearts. He was and is still a true hero through and through. Theresa, thank you for being a wonderful wife, best friend and standing with him. If I could have come to his services, this is what I would said, “He loved his children very much and was my HERO.” Beth

  33. Sandy Glover April 7, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Teresa.
    From Mike and I. Prayers for your family.

  34. Kylee Schimmel April 7, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    My Mother (Teresa Toney) and family would like to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of our hearts for all the kind words. Chuck was great man that will be dearly missed and it means so much to see how many people he has touched in his lifetime. Again, thank you all.

  35. Pamela Howe April 7, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Chuck was a great guy. Pam Howe and The Howe family.

  36. Anne McCune April 8, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my prayers.

  37. Dave Scott April 8, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    So sorry for the families loss. The community of Frankfort has lost one of the most dedicated police officers they’ve ever had. I was a very young kid when Chuck became a police officer. Chuck would stop by engine 3 fire department and play basketball with us kids. He educated us all on the rights and wrongs of life. He will be greatly missed in the Frankfort Community.
    Dave Scott

  38. George Irwin April 9, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Chuck was a good person, and I had the pleasure of working close with him at Caterpillar for several years. He will be greatly missed and my condolences to all the family.

  39. Denise Scofield April 9, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    So so so very sorry!

  40. Pam Carpenter April 9, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    To all the kids and family, My heart and thoughts are with you all!

  41. Pam Carpenter April 9, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to all!

  42. John & Darla Large April 9, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    John & I are so sorry for the loss of Chuck. Chuck was a close friend of Johns. Praying for Teresa and all Chuck’s family. Love & Hugs to All!

  43. Tamey (Root) Sedwick April 10, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    My heart goes out to you as you say goodbye to this great man. I can’t remember a time in my life that he wasn’t a part. Whether it was hugs or a scolding as a child to helping me when I was an adult and my car overheated, he was always there to help and to tease me about it later. He will be missed.. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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