Dr. Charles (Chaz) S. Vose

Tuesday 15th of May 1951 - Wednesday 29th of July 2020

Dr. Charles (Chaz) S. Vose


Memorial Mass

Aug 3, 2020 (11:00 am )

Cathedral of Christ the King

299 Colony Boulevard, Lexington, KY

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Dr. Charles (Chaz) Stewart Vose of Lexington, KY passed away unexpectedly on July 29, 2020.

A native of Louisville, KY born to Charles W. Vose and Julia Mellace Vose, both of whom proceeded him in death.

He grew up serving as an altar boy at Saint Ann’s in Louisville and graduated from DeSales High School where he played football and skipped class regularly to attend horse racing at Churchill Downs with his mom. It was during those formative years that his love for racing began.

He attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky as he received scholarships in both athletics (football) and academics. His undergraduate degree was earned from the University of Kentucky where he also received his Doctor of Dentistry degree.

His dental career was fruitful in many clinics across central Kentucky as well as a stint in Saudi Arabia. A believer in the good Lord and a good time he was passionate about a Monte Cristo cigar, playing poker with friends, horse racing, golf, running, travel, spending time with friends and family, and sharing Kir Royales and the daily crossword puzzle with his beloved wife Sheila.

Chaz is survived by his wife Sheila Johnson Thompson Vose, siblings, Bill Pace, Mary Pat Stull Smith, Judy Stull Halbrooks, his two daughters Julie Vose Spittler (Felix), and Lucy Vose. His four stepchildren, Paige Davis (Mark), John Patterson (Jenny), Addie Thompson Courtney (Bryan), and Kasey Thompson. He also leaves five grandchildren Natalie Spittler, Elizabeth Spittler, Juliet Spittler, Hadley Patterson, and Emma Courtney.

A funeral mass will be held at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Lexington, Monday, August 3rd at 11:00 a.m.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Cabbage Patch Settlement House 1413 S. 6th St. Louisville, Ky. 40208.

Guest Book

Anne Marie Dooley


Dear Sheila, I was very shocked and saddened when I heard of Chaz's sudden passing. He certainly was one person who truly enjoyed life and will be missed by many. My heartfelt condolences to you, his family and all who loved him.

13 hours ago

Ita Mac Sorley


Sheila, So very sorry to learn of the untimely death of our dear friend Chaz.Eamon held his friendship in great esteem and enjoyed his company on many levels.He was a valued friend. May he rest in peace.I will have a mass offered for the happy repose of his soul. Sincerely ,Ita

1 day ago

Jan Messamore


It is with sadness that I join you in a heartfelt loss. I hope that all the good times you shared with remain forever in your heart. Helen Keller's quote, "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Sincerely, Jan

1 day ago

David List


Shelia I feel I’ve lost one of my true good friends.I never heard him complain even when I knew he was trouble with something. The worlds a lonelier place without him. He would want you to celebrate his life and we are all lucky to have had him in our lives for the time we did. I’ll miss him dearly

1 day ago

brother Bill


Chaz, i know you will be there for family and friends, when this life enters a new. With open arms and a smile, to carry and guide us to the light. Prayers for Sheila and children may God heal your loss with smiling memories. There will be one less divot in the fairway, but one more legend in the clubhouse

1 day ago

Rufus Friday


Sheila, please know that Melody and I are lifting you up in prayers. We know your heart is heavy and we are here for you.

2 days ago