Charles Joseph Specht

August 28, 1942 ‒ May 14, 2017

Newark, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio

Charles Joseph Specht, 74, of Newark formerly of Mount Vernon was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday afternoon, May 14, 2017 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center in Newark.  He was born August 28, 1942 in Columbus to the late Frank J. and Mildred M. (Ballenger) Specht.

Charles was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Mount Vernon.  He enjoyed fishing, the Buckeyes, the Bengals and the Reds.  He worked for Wilson Graphic Arts in Lancaster as a commercial print salesman.

Charles is survived by his wife, Sheryl (Gunder) Specht whom he married on April 21, 1967; daughters, Mandie (Mike) Sheets of Newark and Megan (Tom) Blake of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Sierra (Tre) Ogilbee of Newark, Kayelynn Sheets of Newark and Michael Sheets of Newark; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a sister, Harlene Stubblefield.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Apostolic Christian Church, 1635 Old Delaware Rd., Mount Vernon with Bishop Duane Kramer and Pastor L.J. Harry officiating.  A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Mound View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Church, 1635 Old Delaware Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050 or the Selma Markowitz Care Center, 1320 West Main St., 6th Floor, Newark, OH 43055.

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  • The South High School Alumni Association and its Board of Directors want to express our sympathy and send condolences at the death of your loved one. Our entire South High School family is diminished by his passing.

  • Please accept our very sincere condolences regarding the passing of “Charlie Joe”.We all will remember his great faith and his sense of humor. He was a great guy! We were very saddened to hear of his illness and passing. May God give you His peace. The Sommers family ( his cousins on the Specht side)