Charles “Chuck” Nathan Bourgeois, 59, of Ripley went home to be with the Lord on November 24, 2017 at CAMC Memorial Hospital following a long illness. 

   He was born January 22, 1958 in Medina County, Ohio a son of the late Nathan Lloyd Dwane Bourgeois and Shelba Jean Adams. 

   Chuck dedicated his life to helping others by serving 23 years with numerous volunteer fire departments in West Virginia and Ohio. He also served as a police officer for 18 years for numerous departments and was the Chief of Police for the Frazeysburg Police Department in Ohio. 

   He is survived by his wife Charity Rupe Bourgeois; Daughters Skisha White and Nekisha Bourgeois; Adult sons Dustin Bourgeois, Darrin Bourgeois, and Travis Bourgeois. 

   Chuck will be cremated with a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday December 2, 2017 at Ripley First Church of God, 3720 Cedar Lake Rd., Ripley, WV 25271. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with final expenses. Online memories and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting