Charlie Lee Ferrington

November 08, 1941 ‒ May 29, 2018

Edison, Ohio

Charlie Lee Ferrington, age 76, of Edison, passed away at his home Tuesday morning, May 29, 2018, with his loving family by his side.

On November 8, 1941, Charlie was born in Wisner, Louisiana, son of the late Louis and Eula (Roberts) Ferrington.

Charlie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from June 1960 until his honorable discharge in May 1963.

Shortly after being discharged from the Army, Charlie came to Ohio to work in the oil fields.  He soon met the love of his life, Bonnie Lou Arons.  They were married at the Harmony Baptist Church on August 17, 1968.  They lovingly shared the past almost 50 years together as husband and wife.

For many years, Charlie worked in the iron industry for Ironworkers Local Union 172.

A man of devout faith, he had been a member of the Mount Gilead Church of Christ and the Richland Road Church of Christ in Marion.

Charlie loved to be outdoors any chance he got.  He enjoyed hunting anything that moved, especially squirrel, groundhog and rabbit.  He recently enjoyed an unforgettable trip to hog hunt at Shawnee Ridge.  He collected guns and knives, and could not go to enough gun and knife shows.  His favorite place to shop was Baker Brothers Sporting Goods in Bucyrus.  He liked to spend a lot of time there sharing stories with the guys.

Charlie’s family held a special place in his heart.  He cherished spending time with them and spoiling his grandchildren.  He also enjoyed many special trips he shared with his family.

Charlie will be remembered for his larger than life personality.  He was a loud, comical man with a bit of an ornery streak.  He was also a sweet man with a big heart, always doing anything he could to help others.

Charlie will be dearly missed by his wife, Bonnie, of Edison; his two sons: Kevin and Chad (Rachel), both of Edison; five grandchildren: Jocelyn, Kevin Jr., Hunter, Abram, Madalynn; three great grandchildren: Aubrey, R.J. Ellie; a brother, Bo, of Wisner, LA; and two sisters: Erma of Baton Rouge, LA and Evelyn of Wisner, LA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Charlie’s family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate his life will be held there at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, with Pastor Clayton Hershner and Minister Matt Dahm officiating.  Burial with military honors provided by the Active Duty U.S. Army, VFW Post 8054 and AmVets Post 87 will follow in Fulton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Charlie’s family to assist with final expenses.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Charlie’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Our hearts are full of joy when we think about Charlie ferrington and all that he did to make many days in our lives full of sunshine… both kinds , “son” and “sun!” Charlie showed his love for the Lord with his life’s actions… he certainly loved his family to the fullest and his friends were made to feel so very special each time he was near. You have our deepest sympathies dear ones upon your great Earthly loss … And we can almost hear the Angels rejoicing upon Heaven’s gain.. You’re in our prayers precious Ferringtons….

  • Charles was such a generous and special man to many people. Always concerned for the welfare of others.. always so delightful…always ready to help, even when he didn’t feel well himself. I remember when my back was giving me such pain, he would do his famous massage on my shoulders and an extra bonus on my feet. I have such great memories of times with the family and I will always hold them close in my heart. When I think of Charlie, it always brings a smile and he will never be forgotten. May God surround you all with strength and give you His peace as you face the days ahead.

  • Our deepest condolences to Bonnie, Kevin, Chad and families. He was a wonderful man!

  • Charlie always had an up beat personality♡ God has gained a WONDERFUL angel/soul… Prayers for the family, my heart is with all of u!!!!!

  • So so very sorry for your loss. Cherish your amazing memories. Hugs to all!

  • We are so sorry for your loss! So many memories of Charlie and what a great man he was. Hugs, prayers and lots of love to you all!

  • I don’t know if any of you will remember me, cause we only met for a few brief times back many years ago at Aunt Ula an Uncle Louis’s House.
    My Dad and Charlie would go off rambling around and reconnect. It seems they had grown up together and had many y’all tales. I guess being 1st cousins had a lot to do with it?
    My father’s favorite story was when they were boys and They had made a deal with Aunt Ula to get fire wood and bring it up to the house and they could use the truck to go out on they town. They somehow got side tracked at did not do the first part of the deal. After sneaking back in really late thinking they had outwitted Aunt Ula, but she was waiting up on the porch. They spent the night in the ditch. You didn’t get over on Aunt Ula.
    My Dad talked of Charlie often, his name was Big Russell, and I am Little Russell Huber Grandson of Sam and Jenny and we send our sadness and prayers.
    Sorry to hear of the loss of Charlie and a brother Ironworkers.

  • Prayers to the family. Charlie was a funny guy to talk to and always had a smile on his face. Will be missed by many.

  • I just found out about uncle charle I’m very sorry for y’alls loss he was hell of man wish I could have him one last time

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. Charlie always had a story when he would stop by the bank.

  • When I remember Charlie, he away’s had a smile on his face, and made you feel special when ever you were around him, seeing him either at church, Cindi Dotter’s or his home. We are promised in the Bible, that we get to see our love one’s again, so in the mean time Charlie, you behave yourself. God give you and your family , peace and comfort Bonnie.

  • Linda. and. Jerry. Laucher. So sorrry to hear about Charlie. We have known both of you since our working
    together at the “People’s Bank”. Charlie was a wonderful. person and I know how much he will be missed by everyone.

  • Dear Bonnie and family; We are saddened to read the about the passing of Charlie. I remember the first time I met him and Fulton there at Cenni’s place many moons ago!! ….. He will be missed…. We pray for strength and stamina, as well as comfort and peace for you all… take care, blessings …… Steve and LuAnn

  • Bonnie, Kevin and Chad,
    Our condolences to all of you. We will be praying for all of you. Hold your memories close, and each other closer. Love to all of you.
    Jim, Jodi, Abby, Kelly and Samuel Baer

  • Bonnie I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I remember you and Charlei
    when you were newlyweds and rented an apartment from us. He was a
    happy go lucky fellow- You have my deepest and most loving condolences.

  • So sorry for your loss, some old memories back to Harmony Baptist
    Thoughts and prayers with the family

  • Bonnie so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed you and Charlie as our neighbors. May God bless you and comfort you and your family.

  • Our thoughts and prayers to you Bonnie and your family. So sorry for your loss.

  • I Know this is a great loss for your family Bonnie. So sad to hear of Charlie passing away. May his smile make as many happy in heaven as it did on earth. Your memories are good ones . Treasure everyone.

  • Bonnie, Kevin, and Chad,
    I was so sorry to hear that Charlie passed away. He will be remembered by always having a smile on his face and his laughter. He was a sweet man who loved everyone. God be with you all during this time.
    Love you all.
    Chad and Lorri