Charles Plymale

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GALLIPOLIS — Charles R. Plymale, 80, of Gallipolis, beloved husband of Helen J. (Kuhn) Plymale, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, after a brief illness with ALS.

He was born May 15, 1933, in Gallia County, the son of the late Estus and Elsie Brucker Plymale. Charles was the father of Bonnie (Jim) Jones, Tina (Neil) Nelson and Rodney (Mandy) Plymale; grandfather of Levi Jones, Carrie Jones, Angela Nelson, Matthew Nelson, Miranda Plymale and Zachary Plymale; and brother of Mariana Tye, Louella Plymale, Adell Caldwell, Ruby (George) Kinder and Louise Grover.

Charles served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Lackland, Texas, and Blytheville, Ark., after graduation from Gallia Academy High School in 1952. He continued his career as an airplane mechanic and later retired from the Clinton County Air Force Base and Air Force Reserves in Wilmington, Ohio. Together, he and his wife relocated to Gallia County to the family farm and enjoyed their passion of raising animals and training horses. He loved the Lord, family and friends, and his little rat terrier Cricket. He was a Mason and VFW member in Gallipolis.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Willis Funeral Home, 12 Garfield Ave., Gallipolis. Burial follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Saturday prior to the funeral. There will be graveside military services.

Pallbearers will be Gene Waugh, Bill Saxton, Joshua Mills, Levi Jones, Matthew Nelson and Zachary Plymale.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Charles' memory to the ALS Society.

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Willis Funeral Home
12 Garfield Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
(740) 446-9295
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Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from Apr. 9 to Apr. 10, 2014
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