Charlie Lee Ferrington
November 08, 1941 ‒ May 29, 2018
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 www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.