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Charles Sivley Jr.

May 6, 1951 — December 19, 2023

Hildale, Utah

Charles Sivley Jr.

Charles Sivley Jr. of Hildale, Utah, has now graduated into New Jerusalem as of December 19, 2023, to be with all the other sons of God celebrating in glory!

Charles was born May 6, 1951, in Dayton, Ohio to Charles Sivley Sr. and Glena Nadine Smith.

Charles was an outdoorsman to the greatest extent! He loved hiking and camping, and he also had a wealth of knowledge when it came to artifacts and petroglyphs such as Indian or Spanish. He could go on for hours talking about what he had learned from Spanish diaries and his archaeologist friends. He also loved to tinker on his muscle cars as well.

Charles was also a very witty man in his thought process. He amazed people with his ability to make something out of literally nothing. Often people would call him for advice on what they should do with what they had. He was such a selfless, laid-back funny guy, and he would cross an ocean to help someone if he could at all.

All this previous information set aside first and foremost Charles was an incredible man of God. To many, he was known as a “Walking Bible.” He was most certainly united in spirit with the Lord and was one with the Lord. (1 Corinthians 6:17) He had a passion and zeal to study the scriptures and rightly divide the truth of the Word of God, and he encouraged everyone who had ears to hear to do the same. He helped so many hurting people through all kinds of various problems, and he did it by and through the Word of God. But even now he would encourage everyone to get in the Word of God, be filled with the baptism of the Holy Spirit and fulfill the purpose and call-in which God has placed you here to do. He would often say, “You can do something for God that no one else can do.” He made such an impact on the hearts and lives of so many.

Charles and his wife Leah were offering many free audio and video teachings through their website and YouTube channel Prevailing Word Publishing, which Leah plans to continue with their daughter Zoe. As Charles would often say about Leah, the two of them were ONE. They traveled all over ministering the Word of God in tents, churches, home groups, homeless shelters, and provided publications and help to inmates. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Gail.

He is survived by his wife and best friend, Leah, and his children as follows: son, Josh and wife Andrea, daughter, Sara and husband Roger, and his youngest daughter Zoe all of Utah. Two incredibly special stepchildren who he considered his own, Tina and Cole both of Missouri. Along with his children, he has a beautiful handsome grandson, Oliver of Utah, and a wonderful step-grandson, Grimm of Missouri. He also leaves behind his sister, Nancy of Utah, an incredibly special friend who was closer than any brother, Dale also of Utah, and nephews, David of Nevada, and Daniel of California. The list of spiritual families Charles had was innumerable, and each one held an incredibly special place in his heart. Every morning Charles would begin the first few hours of his day interceding on behalf of all those he loved, then of course he would continue in the Word of God.

Charles would have wanted everyone to celebrate and exalt God at this time! There are no words really to express the kind of man he was and the impact he had upon many people. Though we celebrate immensely for his eternal victory, many are finding there is a huge void in his absence. Charles would encourage you all to fill that void with God. “Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of His godly ones.” Psalm 116:15

Brother Charles' celebration of life will be at Cottonwood Park in Colorado City, AZ May 11, 2024, at 2pm Mountain time. 

There is a hotel here in Hildale called Zion's Most Wanted, as well as several Airbnb's if you are traveling and in need of a place to stay overnight. 

If you are looking for an RV park there is The Range in Apple Valley which is about 15 min away. There is also the Kaibab Paiute RV Park in Fredonia, AZ. which is about 15 min away as well and they are part of Passport America. 

For any other questions or comments please make a comment below or call me at 435-644-8675 or email and I will try and answer any questions I can. Please remember this will be outside so come with your own chairs/jackets (etc.) and if you wish please be ready to share a good word and celebrate with us as Brother Charles is also celebrating! We sure hope to see you there!

Charles was an amazing example of one who would walk as Jesus walked, and was an epistle read and known by all men! As Charles would say, “Get into the Word of God, and allow the Word of God to get into you!”

In lieu of plants or flowers please consider making a donation to the future of Charles and Leah's 7 year old daughter Zoe. Any and every contribution will be used exclusively for her whether it may be for homeschooling curriculum or supplies, day to day needs, or put aside in a savings account just for her future needs. You may either make out a check to Zoe Sivley and give it to Leah, or for your convince you may use this link to be directed to Zoe's GoFundMe page.


“Not that I seek or am eager for [your] gift, but I do seek and am eager for the fruit which increases to your credit [the harvest of 

blessing that is accumulating to your account].”                         Philippians 4:17 (AMPC)

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454.

Friends and family are invited to sign Charles’ online guest book at

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Charles Sivley Jr., please visit our flower store.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 11, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

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