Charles L. Williams
88, of Magnolia, Ohio, died on Dec. 16, 2013 at his daughter's house in Rockville, Md. surrounded by family. Charles was born on Sept. 12, 1925 in Athens, Ohio to Harland and Mary (Yokum) Williams. After graduating from Glouster High School, he joined the Navy to become a Corpsman and was stationed in Guam. After returning from the Navy he moved to Canton, Ohio to start his career at the Timken Co. as a Forger and retired 40 years later in 1986. Charles always called himself "Lucky Chuck" because he met and fell in love with "Ginny," the love of his life. They married and raised their family. After becoming empty nesters they started their search for their dream farm and found it in historical Magnolia, Ohio in 1974. Along with working full time at Timken's, he farmed the land, and raised Black Angus beef while living a happy life with Ginny. "Lucky Chuck" lost his Ginny on Oct. 5, 2000. After his battle with Thyroid Cancer, we took our dad on many wonderful trips and created many fond memories. Lucky Chuck was the meaning of "TRUE GRIT" to all who knew him.
Charles was preceded in death by four children and two grandchildren. Survivors are daughters, Patricia Henry, Bonnie Henry; a son-in-law; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at the North Lawn Mausoleum, Canton, Ohio. We never say goodbye, we only say so long for now. We love you Dad and thank you! Patty and Bonnie.
Published in The Repository on Dec. 19, 2013