Charles Anaya, Sr., 59, of Hammond, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 with his loving family by his side. Charles was very musically inclined and played many interests. He was especially good at playing guitar and bass guitar. He played in many bands. He loved his music. He served in the United States Army. He was a proud active member of Narcotics Anonymous. He was born February 6, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, to Ignacio and Sara (Martinez) Anaya. He is survived by ex-wife Anita Resendez; children and grandchildren, Lisa & John Stansu and their children, Dustin, Breanna and Julian; Nicole and Ray Reyes and their children, Tyler and Natalya; Elida Anaya, Charles Anaya, Jr. and his son, Xavier; brothers and sisters, Geraldine, Frances, Nellie (Alfred), Ignacio, Jr., Irene (Robert), Marie (Irvin), George (Nola), Roselee (Edwin), and Ophelia (Joel), and many nieces, nephews extended family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Ignacio and Sara Anaya. Charles will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.