Sherman R. Charles

October 27, 1930 ‒ April 28, 2006

Cardington, Ohio

Sherman R. Charles, age 75, of Cardington, died on Friday evening, April 28, 2006, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital.

He was born in Radnor, Ohio, on October 27, 1930, the son of the late Sherman and Lillian (Rutherford) Charles.

In July of 1952, Sherman served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict, where he was a member of an infantry unit.

Following his service to his country, Sherman married his loving wife of over 51 years, Joyce (Rinehart) Charles, who he married on December 18, 1954, at the Harmony Chapel United Methodist Church.

Sherman worked in the weld shop as a steel burner, at H.P.M. for over 46 years, retiring in 1992. On the side, he farmed his own land and raised livestock: sheep, hogs, and cattle.

He was a life member of the V.F.W. and continued to meet with a H.P.M. retiree group.

A special pastime for Sherman was fishing, and he would travel to different fishing holes in Michigan and Canada with his friends and family. He also enjoyed trapping muskrats and mink, and in his younger days he enjoyed coon hunting.

Sherman and his friends would often get together and play the guitar and sing. He also enjoyed every song ever sang by Hank Williams.

In addition to his wife, Sherman is survived by his son John Sherman Charles; grandchildren Robert David Charles and Stephen Randall Charles.

Sherman was preceded in death by three brothers Robert Dale, Cecil Sr., and Bus Charles.

The family will greet friends on Tuesday from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, 76 South Main Street, Mount Gilead, where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastors Jeannie Winters and Joe Sopher officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.

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