Charles E. Pickworth

July 22, 1925 ‒ May 12, 2006

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Charles E. Pickworth, 80, of Hampton Road, Lexington, died Friday morning May 12, 2006 in Lexington Court Care Center following an extended illness.

He was born July 22, 1925 in Greenwich to Calvin and Sybil (Meade) Pickworth.

Charles worked in the automobile business as sales manager with both Gene Vaughn Motors and Bob Keim Ford in Columbus retiring with more than 44 years of service. Charles was truly a people person and had a way with words. For several years he was responsible for the dealership radio advertisements, spending hours on Saturday mornings working over the airwaves.

On July 7, 1962 he married Marcia J. Pickworth, who survives. The couple returned to Lexington in 1999, moving from the Worthington area.

Charles was a fan of and owner of several racehorses. He was a member of the United States Trotting Association, and particularly loved harness racing. The Little Brown Jug was his favorite race and he never missed the opportunity to watch.

Charles also enjoyed gardening, both vegetable and flower, and was quite proud of his well manicured lawn. He never passed up the opportunity to spend a lazy afternoon fishing with his wife in any puddle they could find.

He loved watching sports and was fond of both the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Charles attended Worthington Grace Brethren Church and considered himself blessed with the love of Christ and his adoring family.

He will be remembered as a gentleman for his respectful nature, and kindness towards friends and strangers alike.

In addition to his loving wife Marcia, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law James G. and Carol Pickworth of Sunbury; a daughter Kay Ann Lawson of Powell; four step children and their spouses James C. and Carolyn Hardin, and Edward and Carol Hardin all of Lucas, William B. and April Hardin of Mansfield, and Mary Ann and Leonard Free also of Lucas; 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren; a brother Wayne Pickworth of Mansfield, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by a son Larry D. Pickworth; three sisters Iva Mae Davidson, Gladys Cole, and Pansy Cole; a brother Paul Pickworth; and an infant sibling.

The family will receive friends Monday, May 15, 2006 from 11 am until 1 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will follow at 1 pm. The Rev. Jim Custer will officiate. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.