Charles N. Gallagher

March 23, 1925 ‒ August 07, 2011

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Charles N. Gallagher, age 86, of S. Edgewood Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 23, 1925 in Knox County, Ohio to the late Thurman and Nina (Price) Gallagher. He served in the United States Army during World War II in Normandy. Charles retired after 31 years of employment with the City of Mount Vernon. He enjoyed playing softball and sang Christian gospel for the Landmarks and Lordsman. He was a faithful member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Brooks) Gallagher, a son, Charles (JoAnn) Gallagher II of Florida, two daughters, Sharon (John) Booth of Mount Vernon and Patricia (Paul) Jager of Michigan, step children, Sam (Becky) Collins, Nona (Dale) Whipple, Letha (Don) Cook, Twyla Collins and Kathy (Richard) McKinley, a foster daughter, Loretta Ellison, twenty one grandchildren, thirty two great grandchildren and a great great granddaughter.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann (Hauger) Gallagher, three brothers, Ralph Gallagher, J. Lewis Gallagher, Glenn Gallagher and a sister, Florence Wright.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene where friends may call one hour prior. Rev. Russell Downs and Rev. Jack Christner will be officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles Gallagher Athletic Scholarship Fund, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 800 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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