Charles Hugh Nalley Jr. (Charlie or Chuck by his family, friends, and colleagues) of El Dorado Hills, California died on July 30, 2022, at the age of 72 years. He was born in Compton, California, on February 4th, 1950, to Charles and Betty Nalley (Cornish). Charlie was born the first of three children. He was raised and went to elementary school in Compton, CA. He spent his youth riding the waves, biking with his friends to the beach, and pulling a variety of shenanigans that kept his parents on their toes. He was fourteen when his family moved to El Dorado Hills, CA. He met the love of his life, Jenny Wishart, his junior year in chemistry class at Ponderosa High School. Later, he described her as “the most beautiful girl that he had ever seen.” They were later married on April 21, 1973, in El Dorado Hills, California. They had two children, Charles Hugh Nalley, III, and Bethany Nicole Frederici (Nalley). When asked when his happiest moments in life were, he said it was hard to find anything comparable to the days that Chip and Bethany were born. The love for his children easily evolved into a love for his grandchildren.\n\nHe had a passion for public service. This started at the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, transitioned to being Sargent at Arms for the State Assembly, eagerly becoming an officer with the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and finally to CalTrans legal division where he was Chief Litigation Specialist. He retired in 2007. He enjoyed frequent family gatherings and vacations consisting of camping, golfing, fishing, and boating in the delta. He was skilled at everything and an exceptional woodworker; he could make anything out of wood. Charlie is survived by his wife, Jenny Nalley (Wishart) of El Dorado Hills, CA; his son Charles H. Nalley, III, daughter-in-law Jessica Nalley (Long), daughter Bethany Frederici (Nalley), Grandchildren Morgan Nalley, Aidan Nalley, Amelia Sacci, Priya Frederici, Faith Frederici, and Noah Frederici, as well as his brother, Kenneth John Nalley of Kentucky and his sister Mary Lou Phillips (Nalley) of Sacramento, CA.\n\nThe Family is planning a celebratory gathering on September 17th, 2022, in El Dorado Hills, CA. Call 916-903-4060 for more information.