Charles Ganson

January 21, 1935 ‒ December 25, 2014

Lucas, Ohio

LUCAS: Charles Ganson, 79, of Lucas passed away Thursday morning December 25, 2014 in Riverside Methodist Hospital.

The son of Charles Ganson, Sr. and Violet (Hartley) Ganson, Charles was born January 21, 1935 in LaRue and was graduated from Mt. Gilead High School.  As a teenager Charles worked as a building contractor alongside his father.  Operating Ganson Contruction, Charles was hardworking, fair, and detailed.  As a contractor he was a professional in all aspects.  His goal was to make the home building process as seamless and stress free as possible placing his clients first.  Charles retired after 66 years.

On June 28, 1953 Charles married Janet Johnson.  The two celebrated 61 years of love and devotion.

Charles enjoyed hunting.  Hunting out west and at his lodge in Virginia, to Charles hunting was a way to relax, clear his mind and enjoy nature.  More importantly, he loved spending time with family.

Charles attended Berean Baptist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife Janet Ganson of Lucas, a daughter Vicky Garcia of Lucas, a daughter-in-law Terri Ganson of London, Kentucky, four grandchildren Charles E. (Jessie) Ganson, Carrie (Mike) Zeiber, Benjamin (Janelle) Ganson, Dara (Jon) Shade; ten great grandchildren Charles, Chloe, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Lilly, Helen, Caleb, Micah, Abby, and Lucy; two sisters Jeanne (Don) Holtrey and Loretta (Gerald)  Holtrey all of Mt. Gilead, along with nieces, nephews and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents Violet and Charles Ganson, and his son Charles Ganson.

Friends may call Sunday, December 28, 2014 from 2-5 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Monday at 10:30 am.  Pastor Jim Berry will officiate and burial will follow in Bryn Zion Cemetery, Mt. Gilead.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ganson family and condolences to them may be made by

  • Uncle Chuck was an inspiration to many, and was inspiring to me. As a young boy, he helped introduce me to the building industry. He taught me to be honest and hardworking and chase my dreams. You will be missed but always remembered.

  • My Gramps! He was always the rock in my life! He never judged me, made me laugh and was always supportive of everything I tried to accomplish. He never missed a game that I cheered in throughout high school. He was there for every major event in my life. I will forever cherish the thousands of memories we had together. He loved the Lord and was always an example I could look up to. And even though I have a heavy heart, I know he is rejoicing with Jesus until we can see each other again. I love you Gramps!

  • Janet, Vicky , and family please accept my condolences on Chucks passing. He was a great man, with many talents. I always enjoyed talking to Chuck and you. I know he wil be missed, but remember the good times. Mel Mishey

  • He was the best big brother a girl could have. I always knew he was there for me. For whatever. I might need it will be hard to go on without him.but I know he is with our Lord and our mother. Until we meet again rest in sweet peace my brother I will love you forever. Your little sis. Loretta ann

  • So sorry to hear of Charles’ passing. We didn’t get the information in time to come be with you. You have our deepest sympathy.