Charles "Chuck" Dixon Dees, III of Venice, FL, died on June 30, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 69. He was born June 5, 1950 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Helen MacKenzie Dees and Charles Dixon Dees, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Anna Colclough Dees of Venice, Florida; his son, Charles Dixon Dees, IV (Terri) of Lakewood Ranch, Florida; his daughter, Kelly Anna Dees of Fort Worth, Texas; his granddaughters: Charlee Anne and Teagan MacKenzie Dees of Lakewood Ranch, Florida; and his sister, Lottie Dees Lipsey (Mike) of Orlando, Florida. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and his wife's parents, William Bryan and Mary Ann Colclough of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He graduated from East Jefferson High School in Metairie, Louisiana and Mississippi State University where he played football.
Chuck served as Chairman of the National Waste and Recycling Association, Florida Chapter, for many years and actively participated with Florida Chamber of Commerce. Chuck was the Area Vice-President for Waste Management, Inc. for a number of years and most recently served as the Vice-President of Governmental Affairs.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, Louisiana 70001 on Monday, July 8, 2019. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am with services starting at 11:00 am followed by interment and reception. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay at http://www.rmhctampabay.org or mail checks to 35 Davis Blvd., Tampa FL 33606. Please note his name Charles "Chuck" Dees, III as the money will be used to sponsor a room in Chuck’s name at the RMH in Tampa Bay. This particular RMH location held a particular place in Chuck’s heart, as well as in the family’s.