GALLIPOLIS — Charles Eugene Bostic, 74, of Gallipolis, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 21, 2014, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 11, 1940, in Patriot, the son of the late John and Gladys Donnally Bostic. Charles married Catherineann Gelder Bostic in Steubenville, Ohio, and she survives him. He graduated from Gallia Academy in 1958 and Columbus Business University in 1961. He was a bookkeeper and salesman for Bob Evans Farms for six years. Charles was the owner of Larry's Wayside Furniture and Babyland. He retired from Cole, Layier and Trumble as a property appraiser.
He was past president of Retail Merchants several times and the chamber of commerce. Charles believed in community service. He took care of the food booths during July 4 celebrations for 12 years. He was responsible for raising the money for the Born to Skate Park. Charles also was responsible for getting the Santa Claus House in the park. He loved to fish and was a member of the Gallipolis Bass Club. He belonged to the Gallipolis Elks Club 107 and Morning Dawn Masonic Lodge 7. He was a member of the Stroke Survivor's Support Group. He was recognized as a Hometown Hero and given a Charles Bostic Proclamation Day Certificate from the city of Gallipolis. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Catherineann Bostic, of Gallipolis; a daughter, Charlene (Jerry) Wade, of Gallipolis; a son, David Bostic, of Albany, Ohio; five grandchildren, Amber Nicole Bostic, Kevin Bostic, Crystal Wade Flint, Wendy Wade and Winston Wade; a great-granddaughter, Riley Jane Bostic. He was so proud and loved all of his grandchildren and great-granddaughter very much.
Also surviving are two brothers, Rodger (Mary) Bostic, of Gallipolis, and Don Bostic, of Plainsville, Ill.; a sister, Rose (John) Jarvis, of Gallipolis; a sister-in-law, Sue Ann Bostic, of Gallipolis; a brother-in-law, Charles Meadows, of Gallipolis; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Betty Meadows; and a brother Kenny Bostic.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Luoma, of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, with an Elks service at 8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Mark Bostic, Brett Bostic, Mike Bostic, Tom Meadows, Joe Bostic and John Bostic.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Charles' memory to the Skate Park Fund, c/o City of Gallipolis, P.O. Box 339, Gallipolis, OH 45631.
Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.