Charles G. Harmer

September 26, 1936 ‒ October 26, 2016

Fredericktown, Ohio

Charles G. Harmer, 80, of Fredericktown died Wednesday morning, October 26, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 26, 1936 in Mount Vernon to the late Thomas G. and Melissa P. (Davis) Harmer.

Charles was a Deputy for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office from 1970 to 1978 and earned the rank of Detective Sergeant. He was also awarded the Deputy of the Year in 1976. After the Sheriff’s Office, Charles worked as an Engineer for AMG Industries in Mount Vernon and later on went to work for Design Metal Products in Mansfield.  Along with his wife, Helen, Charles bowled in the Friday Night Couples League.  He was an avid Nascar fan and enjoyed woodworking.  Charles was always designing new products even after retirement.  He will be remembered for being a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and a man that was always there to lend his knowledge and helping hand to any project. Charles attended the First Baptist Church in Fredericktown.

Charles is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen M. (Burnside) Harmer; children, Brenda Young of Sparta, Mike (Laura Durbin) Harmer of Fredericktown, Randy Harmer of Fredericktown and Jeff (Katie Wolford) Harmer of Howard; 3 grandchildren, Travis, Hayden, and Ryan; 3 step grandchildren and a step-great granddaughter; and a brother, Jim Harmer of Avon Lake.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016 and from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 East College St., Fredericktown. A funeral service celebrating the life of Charles will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the funeral home with Pastor Timothy Mohon officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions may be made in Charles’ memory to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050 or the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 125, Fredericktown, OH 43019.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Charles G. Harmer.

  • Helen & Family,
    We are sorry to learn of Chuck’s passing. He always had the time to listen to anyone that needed a helping hand. Know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time.

  • Helen,Mike and Laura

    We are sorry to hear of the passing of Charles. our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.If there is anything we can do please let us know.

  • The Harmer family,

    We are sorry to hear about the passing of Charles. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Dear Jeff, Helen, Mike, Randy, Brenda and Families, We were saddened to read about Chuck’s passing. We are sending all of you, our deepest sympathy and friendship. We care and we share in your loss. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • To the family of Charles G. Harmer, may God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

    May the words of comfort found in the bible at Revelation 21:4 rest gently upon your heart, and in time may they become words of healing. Revelation tells us that God…”will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” We all look forward to this wonderful time when we can welcome back our loved ones. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  • Helen, Brenda, Mike, Randy, and Jeff:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We were sadden to see the news of Chuck’s passing, but know that the Lord will give you comfort and peace. Hugs to all as you say so long for now and that it will be a great reunion when you see each other in Heaven as he will be there to welcome you with open arms.

    Rich and Janet Hiles

  • Jeff & Family,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, he was a good man. May God watch over your family and comfort you all.

  • So sorry for your loss. Many fond memories of all the Harmer family. May the Father of all comfort be huge for all of you during this time. You are being lifted up before the Throne of strength peace n love in Jesus!

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for the Harmer family.

    Dennis, Edie and McKenna Bates

  • I had the pleasure and honor of knowing Chuck including working with him for over a decade. A more honest and trustworthy person I have never known and my wife and I mourn his loss.
    Our deepest condolences to his family who may take comfort in the memory of his noble soul.

  • Soo sorry for your loss. Although I did not know him, I know his children and have been privileged to know and work with them. Enjoyed them all–and still connect with some of them. He leaves a wonderful legacy for which you two can be proud. Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  • So very sorry, we have been out of state and just got back. Many blessings and prayers.