Charles A. Nickerson, 83, of Medford, Ore., passed away Thursday, August 18, 2011, at his home. He was born April 12, 1928, in Alden, Mich.

He enjoyed investing, WWII history, and the Navy. He entered the Navy in 1946, as an enlisted man and advanced to the rank of Lt. Commander in 25 years.

He is survived by his wife, Marcella Nickerson; and children, Zee, Chet and Samuel Hay.

A funeral service will be held at Eastwood Baptist Church, Friday, August 26, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. A military internment will follow at 2:00 p.m., at the Eagle Point National Cemeteries. Arrangements by Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives 541-770-6505.