Charles H. Ulery
September 07, 1921 ‒ February 27, 2014
Charles H. Ulery, age 92 of Delaware passed away early Thursday morning, February 27, 2014 in the Hospice room at Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was born on September 7, 1921 to the late Clark S. and Laura Ann (Beardsley) Ulery. A graduate of Willis High School in 1942, he lettered in football. Following high school, he proudly served his Country and was a US Army Veteran of WW II. Serving in the 477th Quartermaster Trucking Regiment from 1942-1945, honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant.
His sister introduced him to his bride to be in 1950 the former Josephine “Jo” Gaccek. Together they shared 63 years of marriage. He held tight to their wedding vows. He was devoted to and faithful in her care in every way.
In 1954 he founded the Delaware Floor Company, which continues in the second generation today, under the operation of his son. He was a member of the Delaware Lions Club, as well as a lifelong member of the Delaware Eagles and the former Delaware Elks.
In his younger years he was a swimmer and bowler. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing, and traveling, especially out West. Loyal and dedicated, he was not one to mince words. Family bonfires were special; he looked forward to family gatherings and holidays surrounded by his family. A proud man, he was described as ten feet tall and the “rock” of his family.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Josephine, children Cheryl A. (Steve) Chapman of Worthington, Susan M. (Robert) Harding of Columbus, Thomas C. (Lurrel) Ulery of Delaware, Joan E. (Edward) Oliver of Delaware, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren.
Also preceded in death by sisters Eve Wallace, Edith Williams and brothers Walter “Johnny” and Leo.
Friends may call 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware, where services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday with Pastor Darrell Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Associations.
Memorial contributions can be made to Sarah Moore Home, 26 N. Union St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com