Charles R. Kilgore Sr.

September 20, 1941 ‒ January 11, 2020

Fredericktown, Ohio

Charles R. Kilgore Sr., age 78, of Fredericktown, Ohio passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at his residence.  He was born in Lexington, Ohio on September 20, 1941 to the late Earl L. and Anna Marie (Armstrong) Kilgore.

After school Charles went to work driving a truck and spent the better part of his life working on the road.  He loved fishing, working on cars, traveling and visiting the shipyard in Bath, Maine.  He enjoyed listening to bluegrass music, driving his diesel truck, most of all he loved being around his kids and grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Charles R. Kilgore Jr, Earl G. Kilgore, David A. Rutherford, JoAnn M. Marsh, Patricia J. (Afolabi) Ajayi; grandchildren, Janell, D’Marcus, Megan, David, Brandy, D.J., Jessica, Allegra and Winter; brothers, Larry (Paula) Kilgore, Roger (Arlene) Kilgore, Brian (Bonnie) Kilgore; a sister, Betty Moore; the Davis family; numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Charles is preceded in death by spouses, Nancy and Frances Kilgore; brother Gary Kilgore and sister, Agnes Miner.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 11 – 1 pm with the funeral service starting at 1:00 pm at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home: 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 with Pastor Dallas Waggle officiating.  Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to; Knox County Animal Shelter: 285 Columbus Rd, Mt Vernon, OH 43050.

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  • Pee Wee as we all called him is and will always be a good friend and trucker buddy. I spend alot of miles and good times with him. No one ever had a better friend. I will miss him.

  • Thank you pops for all you help, support and love. You were always there if we needed you. The memories I have of you will always be in my heart. You shared our lives for 38 years, the time the 3 of us shared with you will always be remembered.

    Love you pops,
    Kimberly Parker

  • The Village of Lexington would like to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Kilgore family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Village of Lexington