Charles E. “Charlie” Irey

February 06, 1960 ‒ March 14, 2018

Galion, Ohio

Charles E. “Charlie” Irey, 58, of Galion passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in his home.

He was born February 6, 1960 in Shelby and was the son of the late Clarence and Patsy (Harris) Irey. Charlie is survived by his wife of nearly 17 years, Sandra “Kaye” (Whited) Irey.

Charlie was a graduate of Shelby High School, a member of Galion Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and worked as a truck driver for Decoating in Shelby, Jerry’s Home Furnishings and also delivered the USA Today. He always had candy in his pocket for the kids that knew him and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by Kaye’s children which he treated like his own, Leslie (Shawn) Brown of Crestline and Sean Michael Foust of Galion; four grandchildren, Cedric Foust, Ashley (Markus) Beaver, Michael Brown and Keenan Foust; siblings, Mary Jane (Paul) Campo of Edgerton, Nicole Carroll of Galion, Clarence “Buddy” Irey of San Diego, and David (JoAnne) Irey of Lake Galion.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Galion Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 915 Portland Way N, Galion, OH 44833 with Elder David Dunn officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Galion Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Charlie Irey and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Charlie was such a pillar in the congregation, always the go to guy when you needed help. Going to miss his smiling face at the door so much.

  • We are so sorry to hear about Charlie. He was such a great guy, spiritual brother and friend. We were so blessed to have him in our lives and will miss him greatly until we see him again….just around the corner. We love you Kaye, Jehovah will comfort and support you as we all will too!

  • Kanye,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Charlie will be missed. He’s sleeping till Jehovah wakes him.

  • Charlie was my stepfather and my family will miss him very much… especially my son Michael …him and Michael were buds ❤️.
    Rest In Peace my second dad and hope to see you again…
    Much love,
    The Browns ❤️❤️

  • Our sincere sympathy on the families’ loss of Charlie. We remember him very fondly in our years in the Galion Congregation. We were in Tuesday morning Book Study group with him, which he sometimes conducted. Charlie was always there for everybody and rarely missed a meeting. We certainly look forward to seeing him and all his family and friends again. Come Jehovah’s Kingdom.

    David & Nancy Runyon

  • I am so sad to see Charlie has passed. He was my best friend in first grade. We have our 40 year class reunion this year and he was one person I was going to make sure I saw. I’m going to miss him.

  • His was a smile that will always be remembered. May the peace of God sustain you all in this time of loss. We celebrate with you this life well lived!

  • Charles was a classmste of mine. Though I didn’t know him well, he always seemed like a shy and sweet guy. I am very sorry for your loss. I pray God will comfort you all in your grief, and give you His peace.

  • To the family we send our condolences,to Kaye we send our love
    Charlie will truly be missed. Charlie was also ready to welcome you
    To the Kingdom Hall when he seen you.

    Agape love
    Tom & Betty Reece

  • I’m in agreement with our classmates, Charlie was one of those quiet fellows with a huge heart and smile to go right along with it. I haven’t seen him since our High School days, but it’s obvious by his life story he has touched many lives with that heart and smile.

  • Pam and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Charlie truly will be missed. Our prayers are with you Kaye, and your family. Keep his memory alive in your heart for you will see him shortly in the New World!

  • I will miss him until the resurrection comes. He was such a kind, hard working and spiritual man. Always looked forward to catching up at the conventions.