Charles E. Tindley

December 14, 1931 ‒ April 19, 2017

Marion, Ohio

Charles Elbert Tindley, age 85, of Marion passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at home.  Charles was born in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Rev. Elbert E.T. and Hazel P. (Reynolds) Tindley.

As a young child his family moved to Lancing, Michigan where he later graduated from J.W. Sexton High School in 1950.  After graduation, Charles moved to Mansfield, Ohio where he worked for The State Reformatory retiring as 1st Major.  After retiring, he began a second career at Meijer, where he met his wife Jacqueline, working in their security department until his final retirement in 2011. Charles and Jacqueline were married on November 29, 1997 in Lexington, Ohio, she survives.

Charles is survived by his loving wife Jacqueline L. Tindley of Marion, step-children, David Jones of Washington D.C. and Patti Jo (Eric) Watson of Abilene, Texas, and five grandchildren, Jason, Cory, Sabastian, Zachary, and Gabriel.

Charles was preceded in death his first wife, Loretta in 1995.

Friends may call at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel from 4 until 6 pm on Friday, April 28, 2017 with Parish Prayers at 6 pm.

Memorial donation may be made in Charles’ honor to Ohio Health Hospice or Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Charles’ family and online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • I am so sorry to hear of my former co-worker’s death. We had many wonderful days working together at Meijer. Charles was a good Christian man devoted to God. I know I will see him again. My extreme condolences to his wife Jacquie , sister Mary and the rest of his family as you go through the grieving process.

  • Jacquie,
    Our sincere condolences on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    God Bless,
    Bea Akers

  • Jackie, I am so sorry about Chuck. You know how much I loved you both. I am so sorry I haven’t kept up with you two. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Ti Amo, Sheila

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of a very dear, sweet man! Such a kind, deep soul who will be missed. My condolences to his wife and family. It was such a joy to see him at Meijer and it was a blessing to work with him and to know him.

  • Charles was one of the sweetest men I had ever known, I loved talking with him. God has a wonderful angel home now. Jackie my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Charles was a very nice man always put a smile on your face. So sorry to hear this. Prayers for the families. RIP Charles

  • I really missed you at Meijer when you retired. You always had a wonderful attitude and your smile would make everyone you greeted feel special. Rest In Peace.

  • We cannot even begin to understand what you are going through right now, but we would like to offer our prayers and condolences to you and your family.

    Love, Kimberly, William and Freddie

  • Charles was such a sweet and kind man. He always had a hug for me. My condolences to his friends and family.

  • So sorry for Jackie I work with Charles for a few years he was one of the sweetest man I ever met always the same every day. Heaven got a special angel. RIP.

  • Charles was a loving, generous, sweet, and humble person, a man of great intellectual curiosity and quiet passion for the most important things in life. I am honored to have known him and we will miss him tremendously. All our love and thoughts are with you Jackie. Susan, David, Seb, Zach and Gabe.

  • Jackie and family,
    Of the many song that Charles grandfather, Charles A. Tindley, wrote, is the song
    A Better Home. The chorus of this song says this:
    I have started out to find a better home,
    Where the trials of this life can never come.
    There with relatives and friends,
    I shall be so happy then,
    In the presence of the Lord all the time.
    Charles loved talking about the Lord here on earth as he traveled to find “A Better Home”…. Hallelujah! He has found it.

  • My prayers are with u during this difficult time of losing Charles,your loving husband. I have many happy memories of our talks and visits together. He had a special love of animals and took my sweet dog Nina under his wing and made her feel at home. God bless u Jackie and the family and know u will be in my prayers.

  • To the family of Charles E. Tindley. My family sends their deepest sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. John 5:29.

  • Jackie and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Charles was such a gentle, kind person and he will be missed by all who knew him! Our thoughts are with you.
    Steve and Angela Owdom

  • Aunt Jackie and Family,

    There are never enough or the right words to say at a time like this; however, we will continue to lift you all in prayer. God promises to be our comforter and peace and so we trust in Him always and not in our own understanding. Feel free to call us at anytime. All of our love……