Greg Charles

September 20, 1964 ‒ March 11, 2006

Centerburg, Ohio

Greg Charles, age 41 of Centerburg died unexpectedly early Saturday morning, March 11, 2006 from injuries sustained in an alterain vehicle accident near his home.

He was born on September 20, 1964 in Columbus, Ohio to William H. and Phyllis M. (Webb) Charles of Cardington. A graduate of Centerburg High School Class of 1983 and Knox County JVS mechanic’s program, he had been a resident of Centerburg since 1982.

Greg worked in the custodial department of Centerburg Elementary School, caring for the school grounds and tending to the schools maintenance. He could fix anything and only had to be asked once. In addition to his mechanic skills, he was an aspiring drag racer, with his Toyota named “Tow-yota”, aka: “Saturday Nite Hooker” for its wrecker theme.

Known for his wonderful smile, he was most proud of his family, new dream home and garage. He enjoyed children, darts, paint ball gunning, and playing cards. He followed NASCAR, especially #8 Dale Earnhardt Jr., collected Earnhardt memorabilia and was a member of AMVets in Centerburg.

In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife of 24 years: Katrina (Colopy), Son: Andy (Rob) Colopy New York City, NY, Daughter: Kimmy (Josh) VanHorne of Rich Hill, Sisters: Annette (Bobby) Smith of Marengo, Lisa (Cheyenne) Marteney of Edison, Parents-in-law: Keith and Sue Colopy of Centerburg, Brother-in-law: Kevin (Dawn) Colopy, Sister-in-law: Karlyn Rudrick both of Mt. Vernon, Grand-mother-in-law: Erma Colopy of Mt. Vernon, special canines: Baby and Bud, many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury. A memorial service will be held for his family at later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Centerburg High School Scholarship Fund.

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