Charles William Hunt

October 31, 1937 ‒ January 17, 2020

Fredericktown, Ohio

Charles “Chuck” William Hunt, 82, of Fredericktown, Ohio peacefully passed away at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mt. Vernon, Ohio on Friday, January 17, 2020.

Chuck was born in Chesterville, Ohio to Robert and Cora (Hathaway) Hunt on October 31, 1937. He attended Chesterville Schools graduating with the class of 1955.

Chuck was proceeded in death by his loving wife, Peggy Anne (Fisher) Hunt, who died June 10, 2012. The two were married on June 7, 1957, enjoying 55 years of marriage.

In 1959, Chuck completed training in downtown Columbus to become a licensed barber quickly opening his own barber shop in Chesterville where he and Peggy, and their new son, Greg, lived. As his family grew in size with the births of Randy, Jason, and Joel, Chuck sought additional training and opened “Chuck’s Marathon” in 1969 at Interstate 71 and SR 95 in Chesterville where he and Peggy served customers for more than 35 years.

Chuck made Fredericktown home for 50 years volunteering with community projects, coaching his sons’ baseball teams, and serving on a parent school advisory committee. He was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church and Fredericktown Senior Citizens.

A lifelong hobbyist, Chuck began raising and showing Hackney ponies as a boy eventually using his winnings to buy his first car. One of his ponies, named Lookie Lookie, became a national champion winning the International Horse Show in Chicago, IL. He loved working with wood, building three homes by hand and spending most of his retirement in his wood shop building furniture, clocks, flag cases, pen and pencil sets, boxes, and more to give away as gifts.

Chuck was happiest spending time with friends and family recounting old stories and weighing in on current events. Since his wife passed away, Chuck made time every day to have coffee with friends at the BellStores in Fredericktown.

Mr. Hunt is survived by his sons Greg (Brenda) of Fredericktown, Ohio, Randy of Worthington, Ohio, Jason (Jennifer) of Beavercreek, Ohio, and Joel of Galloway, Ohio; brother Jim Hunt of Chesterville, three grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

Besides his wife he was preceded in death by a great grandson Riley Mason Fannin.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service.  Pastor Mike Smith will be officiating.  Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.

Memorial contributions in Chuck’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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  • To the Hunt Family,
    Chuck was such a gentleman. I enjoyed his company at the BellStore. He will be greatly missed 😢

  • Chuck was a great neighbor and friend. I will miss our conversations in the neighborhood and at the BellStore. He will be deeply missed. Thoughts and prayers from my daughter, Cheryl also.

  • Prayers for the family and friends, a terrible loss. Such dedicated parents and always so proud of their children. Chuck [and Peggy] will be so missed. May God continue to comfort you.

  • We did business with Chuck for many years at Chucks Marathon.He was very knowledgeable,honest and fair in all of our dealings.He was definitely A Gentleman and liked by all.
    I’am a better man for having known Chuck Hunt.
    Pat and I send our condolences to his family.

  • CHUCK HUNT I ALSO WAS FROM THE CLASS OF 1955 he was such a nice young man. I am sorry for and his boys, there wives may GOD be with you all. Frances Flournoy and sister Freda Thompson

  • My deepest condolences to your family. Although I did not know Charles, I felt as though I did through Randy’s stories and devotion to his Dad. May you all take comfort in your happiness memories of a life well spent with this special man!

    Warmest regards,

    Tracey Ballas

  • Randy
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your dad. Felt like I knew your dad through all the great stories you told. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Karen and Tony Fabiano

  • We so very much enjoyed conversations with Chuck every Sat and Sun morning over coffee at Bell Store. He will forever hold a place in our hearts! He will be sadly missed.

  • Dear Hunt Boys, It is never ever easy to lose a parent. Remember him through all the good times. He and your Mother were always so proud of you and your accomplishments. He was one of a kind and every person who dealt or met him was better for it. God Rest his Soul

  • To the Brothers Hunt,

    Loved your Dad. A great guy with a big, open heart. He and Peggy were a wonderful, well-fitted pair—and now together again.

    Condolences to all of you and the family.


  • Prayers to the Hunt family! Our sincere condolences. We have many memories of Chuck, Peggy & all you boys. Love to all!

  • To Hunt Family.

    My condolences of your Dad. Chuck was a good man and friend. Words cannot Express my sadness. Your father and mother will always hold a special place in my heart.

  • Chuck was a gentle man and will be terribly missed by my daughter and me. He was always so willing to help us out with anything he could, from getting my lawn equipment ready for a new season, to rolling my yard or offering his kind heart and great gift of listening. Soon after meeting this special neighbor, he made a swing for Katlyn. She has spent countless hours using it in our backyard. I will so miss the wonderful stories he told me about his beloved wife, his awesome sons, other family members, and the good old days!

  • Our deepest sympathy to all of Chuck’s family and friends. He “fought the valiant fight” and was an inspiration to everyone. He will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him, and especially by the folks at the BellStore. Rest-In-Peace Good Friend. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He will be remembered by many in a caring way.
    God’s Blessings to all he loved.

  • Cousin Peg and her lifelong sweetheart and Elvis lookalike (according to her) are reunited once again. Peace to your family.

  • Chuck was a caring thoughtful and kind person. He always took time to stop and chat with me when I came in for gas. We will be in prayer for the family. God Bless.

  • To all of the Hunt family,
    My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather. My husband Ron and I did a lot of business at Chuck’s Marathon over the years and he was always so kind and helpful. The Chesterville and Fredericktown communities have lost a really good man. Prayers for all of you.

    Linda Goare

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Chuck was a great guy i have know Chuck since 1961 Prayers for you all . Chuck and Debbie Kemmer .

  • I’m so sorry for your loss I’ve know Chuck for over 60 years, gave my boy Rich his first hair cut I remember Chuck gave Rich a sucker to keep him occupied a what a mess love all those memories I worked for him at his Marathon station, why a great guy and a great friend.

  • To The Hunt Family,
    I had the privilege to be associated with Chuck as a parts vendor for his Marathon.
    Chuck ALWAYS treated us with such respect and was a consummate professional at what he did. He and Greg & team offered the best service for our fleet of trucks.
    We enjoyed many personal conversations and you know he cared.
    Remember the good he stood for and may it live on in the good you do for others in the future.
    Greg Jackson
    Brunswick, Oh

  • Chuck and his family were good neighbors where I grew up in East Moundvale. I used to play with Greg growing up and remember getting my haircut, from Chuck, in their basement. Very convenient. I’m so sorry to hear the passing of Mr Hunt. As I always called him. Rest in peace. My prayers to the family.

  • May God be with the Hunt family in the days ahead. May your memories of your dad help . Hold them close, as he will be with you forever in your heart.
    Thinking of you Randy.

  • Dear Hunt Family,
    I met Chuck when Joel and I became friends in college. He was always kind, welcoming, and knowledgeable. My thoughts are with all of you as you deal with this loss.

  • I am sadden by the passing of Chuck who together we went to school 12 years together graduating in 1955. Chuck was always a gentleman of which we have many fond memories. He was always a blessing to the community. His life will always be present in his sons and their families. Blessings, Patty Smith Ebersole