Charles A. Deyo
Snyder Funeral Homes, DeVore Chapel
637 Ohio 61
Sunbury, OH
Deyo Charles A. Deyo, 76, of Galena, Ohio, lost his battle with cancer on June 16, 2015. He was born on August 26, 1938 to the late Robert H. and Goldie Lane Deyo. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Carol, and their children, Brad (Marcia), and Brian (Pam), and two grandchildren, Tyler and Jessica, who he loved very much, along with the family's pets, Patches, Pepper, Cabo, Zoom, Angel and Tigger. Chuck graduated from Columbus Central High School in 1957, where he earned All-City and All-State honors in football. He was drafted by Woody Hayes to play football at the Ohio State University. During the two years he played there, he earned a pair of gold pants when OSU beat Michigan. After a brief break in college, he enrolled at Otterbein College where he played his remaining year of eligibility and graduated in 1963 with a BS in Education. He later earned his MS in Education at Xavier University. Chuck started his teaching and coaching career in the Columbus City School District at Franklin Junior High School and went on to East High School as an assistant football and head wrestling coach. In 1968, Frank Howe (his former high school coach) had an opening at Northland High School and invited Chuck to join his staff in football and become the head wrestling coach. He later added girls fast pitch softball when he dropped football so he could watch his son play. Chuck's teams were very successful and won many city championships and tournaments during his 33 years of coaching. He loved his students and athletes and kept in contact with them in the years after his retirement in 1995. All of his life he had wanted to fly, so he took flight lessons and earned his Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, and Commercial licenses after his retirement. He was able to fly people all around the country in single engine planes for several years. He finished his working career at The Ohio State University Airport, retiring from there in September of 2014. He was blessed to teach, coach and work with exceptional people who he dearly loved and who he kept in touch with all the years of his life. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27, at 1 p.m., at the Galena Methodist Church, 2777 Sunbury Road, Galena, Ohio 43021 with Pastor Dirk Wooten officiating. Arrangements entrusted to DeVORE-SNYDER FUNERAL HOME in Sunbury. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Chuck's memory to Ohio Health Kobacker House, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43214. Condolences may be expressed at

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Chuck and I were on the football team at Otterbein and were close as we both also rode to work during our summer jobs. He worked at Timken and I worked at Kroger Baking so we had many funny conversations on the way to and from work each day during the summer. Chuck was always upbeat and always had us laughing. Before work one day, Chuck, Bob Meeks and I had a corn eating contest (to see who could eat the most corn on on the cob) at my house. My mother cooked the corn and we all were eating as fast as we could and I am glad to say I beat both Chuck and Bob by eating 12 ears of corn. Chuck ate 11 and Bob only 10 then we had to go to work. We laughed all the way to work! Chuck always had something funny to say to us young guys as he was a married man and we were just kids to him. Ha We reconnected after all the years at a dinner meeting with a bunch of us teammates and then we started to call each other as I lived in Arizona but tried to get together each time I was in Ohio, but we always called each other. Near the end, he called me to tell me how much fun it was to reconnect and how he appreciated my telephone calls, he passed not long after that. Here he was about to go to the hereafter and he was calling me to tell me how thankful he was. I have cherished that call so much since and it always brings a smile to my face when I think of how much I miss him, then I laugh and say how blessed I have been just knowing him Love him.
Larry Wilson
June 12, 2019
I just wanted to say I'm very sorry for your loss, I just got word of his passing. I worked with him at OSU but left there in 2014. Chuck was a great and very funny man and I am very happy that I was able to know him. I hope you and your family are at peace. My condolences to you and your family.
Shada Deweese
November 24, 2015
Deyo family - He was a great man, funny, interesting, and my former wrestling coach. He taught me how to get in shape, and how to appreciate it. After my first year, my skateboarding took off. I wrote a letter of appreciation to him a few years after getting out of Ohio state. His son fixed my garage door when I lived in Westerville, and I told him how much I appreciated Coach Deyo's influence on my life. I will always remember him, and his wit, smile and the way he said "duck unders".
Jeff Kasson
November 3, 2015
My deepest sympathies go out to the Deyo family and community. Few people I know have touched so many others in such a positive and caring way as Mr Deyo did!
He always was interested in how you were doing and how your family was! Several times over the years I came into Columbus for a rugby tourney as a player and later as a high school rugby coach and Mr Deyo would come out to visit and watch some games at the field; a few times I was able to be in Columbus and call Mr Deyo to meet for lunch and catch up on friends and athletes I hadn't seen in so long; or just reminisce about high school and college days! You always knew he was genuinely interested in you and cared about you and your family! He was never without a smile and he always made time to sit and talk when it was needed! You will be forever missed and always remembered Mr Deyo!
Bill Spooner - class of '70
July 21, 2015
Ther will be no one quite like Coach Deyo,and may God bless his family and thank you for sharing him in the lives others.
Eric Mosley
July 10, 2015
We were so sorry to hear about Chuck's passing. Chuck was always so positive and enthusiastic. I never remember him without a smile on his face. We had such fun visiting him, Carol and the extended family when we were in Columbus and had a wonderful time when they came to visit us in San Diego.

Chuck was always such a strong supporter of our son Julius' athletic endeavors, but he was always so humble about his own accomplishments. We never knew he played for Woody Hayes until fairly recently.

Our sincere thoughts of comfort go out to Carol and the rest of Chuck's family. He will be sorely missed. He had a huge positive impact on the world in a way that very few do.
Nancy Wilkins-Diehr
June 29, 2015
Deyo Family,I will miss chuck so much. He was a great guy and I enjoyed the years of working with him. I always had so many students and friends always asking to see him and tell me so many stories. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
john Miller
June 28, 2015
Mr. Deyo, Coach, friend....however we knew him, we loved him. An amazing person in every role.
Dan and Michelle Hardin
June 27, 2015
RIP coach
Chris Cochenour
June 26, 2015
RIP Coach
Debby Lewis
June 26, 2015
Mr. Deyo was smart, kind, funny, thoughtful, encouraging, and a rascal. What a beautiful combination. Chuck Deyo led by example. To his family, I pray for your comfort. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Barbara Plymale Bringardner
June 26, 2015
Carol, Brad, and Brian...thank you for sharing your husband and father with us all. He was one of a kind and a positive influence, teacher, mentor, coach, and true servant leader example to us all. He could never have done for so many without the love and support you gave and did for him each day at home. He had a life full of love and happiness and now rests pain free with our Lord. May God bless you with peace during this difficult time.
Jim "Madhatter" Hartigan
June 26, 2015
Brian and Pam, Mrs Deyo. I was very saddened when I heard that Charlie had passed away. As you know he was always one of my favorites when in high school. And all thru the years. Brian thanks for bringing your dad to see me when you did. It always made my night. The VIKING community has lost a great one. But his memory will live forever. He was an inspiration to all who knew him. I am so sorry for your loss. May the memories help you thru this difficult time. He is in a better place. And teaching the heavens. May God bless you and your family.
Tammy J Bischoff
June 24, 2015
Mrs. Deyo and family I am sorry for your loss. Your husband and father was the greatest person of influence in my life. I thank you for the sacrifice your family endured for the benefit of the student's of Northland High School. Coach Deyo's values and work ethic were very transparent. In fact, he is more than likely teaching St. Christopher the proper technique to execute an elbow pass to a high single leg! I am honored to be part of his legacy.
Terry Huston
June 22, 2015
Carol, Brian, & Brad- I had the privilege of being with Chuck in those last days. He has left a lasting impression on my life with the way he carried himself with grace and dignity. He re-enforced in me to take the time and reach out a helping hand to those in need. I will miss him very much, especially around the First Saturday in August.
Ric Johnson
June 20, 2015
What a wonderful man. I was in the first graduating class at Northland and clearly remember his enthusiasm and positive influence as a role model. Many lives are better because they were touched by Chuck. thoughts and prayers to his family...
Cheryl Driesen
Powell Ohio
June 20, 2015
I was highly privileged to play with Chuck and several other coaches in softball in Westerville. We were an undefeated Red Head team and had an undefeated team around 1970. It was the last out of the last game. Chuck was in center field and I was in left. I can't remember thje battger after two outs, but he hit the ball a ton and there was no fence. I barely chased the ball down, stretched, and caught the ball in the web. I said: " Boy was that lucky!" Chuck and I chuckled all the way back to our bench.
Chuck was the kind of sport everybody admired and appreciated. I have offered a prayer for you and your family, Carol. Jesus will easily advocate on Chuck's behalf in Heaven.
Sam Kegley
June 20, 2015
My thoughts and prayer go out to the coach's family. He was a great man, and mentor for me while I was in school. He remembered me over the years and at the golf outing at Mill Creek a couple of years ago in his honor we had time to reminisce about the great wrestling team we had at Northland (1972-1974). Coach you will be missed!!!
Tim Daniel
June 20, 2015
My thoughts are with the family of a dear man love by all. I never had My Deyo any class but still i knew and respected him c/o 86
michael clayborne
June 20, 2015
Brad, Brian,
Sorry for your loss.
scott sansone
June 20, 2015
We loved being around Chuck. He always made you feel like you were his best friend. We will miss him dearly as will all who knew him. Greg and Pam VanHorn
Greg and Pam VanHorn
June 19, 2015
I will miss you my friend.Oh, the futures you touched--your impact and your value--upon and to the people you have touched and taught is incalculable. You have set the bar high--and I, one of the many who has grown thanks to your tutelage--I'll continue to try--to emulate you and make you proud.
Alvin Simpson
June 19, 2015
Sorry to hear of the passing of a great teacher and coach. May God grant his family and friends comfort and strength through this tough time.
Tom Barber
Northland High School Class of 1971
Tom Barber
June 19, 2015
Very sad to know about your passing. I enjoyed the brief time I worked with you and will always remember your smile. The Viking community will not forget!
Carl Volpe
June 19, 2015
My prayers to the Deyo family. Chuck was a very good friend and I will miss my telephone calls to him, but I know he will help the Lord call plays with Woody.

Larry and Mary Claire Wilson
Anthem, Arizona
June 19, 2015
Chuck was one of the kindest men I have ever met. He was always willing to help out his fellow staff members at Northland. We all shared a lot of laughs with him in the teachers' lounge. Prayers to the family.
Jan Bell
June 19, 2015
The outpouring of love shows what type of man he was. Teacher, coach, friend, mentor, I pray for his family and if we all can be half the person "Coach" was this world would be better for it. God bless you Deyo!
Rodney Blacksher
June 19, 2015
Peace be with the family!! The world lost a great man. Fly high Coach!!!
Holly Robinson
June 19, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Scott and michelle Wiseman and swain
June 19, 2015
It was a privilege to have played for him and to have known him. He made a difference. Northland class of 1982.
Frank Blacksher
June 18, 2015
Coach Deyo was one of the most influential people during my high school years - we were all blessed to have him!

Dave Palmer - NLHS '74
June 18, 2015
Dear Carol and Family, Thank you so much for sharing coach with us. He was such a marvelous motivator and friend to everyone. His attention and kindness will never be forgotten and his love for mankind is multiplied beyond belief by the lives he touched. That beautiful smile not only lit up a room when he entered; but, lit up so many faces in response to just seeing him smile. Thank you Deyo for helping form the man my son became.
June 18, 2015
Carol, Brad and Brian, I am holding thoughts of all of you close to my heart during this difficult time.
Barb Holmes
June 18, 2015
Earth has lost a wonderful human being but Heaven has gained an angel. He was a great teacher and mentor. Thoughts and prayers for all. Northland class of 1979
Cheryl Vance Veeley
June 18, 2015
Mr. Deyo was a great teacher, coach, mentor, and friend. You changed my life. VIKINGS!
John Saulsbery
June 18, 2015
So sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. What a wonderful human being. An example of how to live each day to the fullest. You meant so much to so many. We will miss you.
Michael Kincaid
June 18, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear about your father. Your whole family is in my prayers.
Nancy Lemke
June 18, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Coach was an example of a life well lived. He touched the hearts and lives of all that were blessed to attend Northland High School while he was there.
Tracey (Wright) Zvansky
June 18, 2015
We are so thankful that Chuck came into our lives at OSU Airport. He had such a welcoming,friendly presence to us at the Airport as well as all Airport visitors. As a friend and a co-worker he made such an impact on all of us that we will always have the fondest of memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
Becky and Deeda
June 18, 2015
Gone, but not forgotten. What a wonderful human being. RIP Coach Deyo and God bless the entire Deyo family. Harry and Lynn Smith. Johnstown, Oh
June 18, 2015
Two Chuck Deyo stories come to mind when remembering him.

Right before he gave us our first test in Biology, he stated "I am the tester, and you are the testees"

Second was the story about him driving home in college one night (after curfew for the football team) and the old man in front of him was driving slow. Deyo honked his horn and flashed his lights, but the old man continued to drive slowly down the road. He finally passed the old man and when he looked over to express his displeasure with the man, he saw it was Coach Hayes!!!!

The world lost a great teacher and coach with the passing of Chuck Deyo. He will be missed.
David Rice
June 18, 2015
Mrs Deyo, Brian, and Brad, I am sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing that Mr Deyo was loved and respected by many. Thank you for sharing him with me. Stan Chaney Northland class of "74"
Stan Chaney
June 18, 2015
You were on of the great ones Mr. Deyo!

NHS c/o 1994
Angie Tucker
June 18, 2015
Coach Deyo was an amazing man who helped to create lasting memories for his students and athletes. Prayers for the Deyo family.
Carla Bender NHS'81
June 18, 2015

I am so saddened to hear of Chuck's passing. I loved him so much. You and your family are in my prayers.
Carolyn Rehling
June 18, 2015
Chuck was a wonderful man and friend to many,and loved by many. We will never forget you. Rest in peace Chuck.
Charlie,Joanne Mays
June 18, 2015
I am sorry for your loss. Everyone that knew Chuck will be blessed by his care and compassion and the positive way he touched so many lives.
Despine Gallagan
June 18, 2015
RIP Coach
Neil Ferree
June 18, 2015
Coach Deyo wanted the best for everyone. He was my wrestling coach but more than that, he was a mentor and life coach. When I think about favorite and most impactful Teachers, Coach Deyo is the model that comes to mind 38 years after graduation from Northland.
Eddie Cooper
June 18, 2015
So sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.
Debbie (Hampston) Swayne-NHS Class of 88
June 18, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss. Chuck was someone I remembered well from high school.
Debbie McClaskey Crooks
June 18, 2015
I was sad to hear of Coach Deyos passing. He was an amazing man and so many people benefited from his kindness and generosity. Rest in Peace Coach
David Vukovich
June 18, 2015
I'm so sorry, Carol. You and the boys remain in my prayers.
Mary Knight
June 18, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with the family, he left his wonderful mark on this world and improved so many lives of students and athletes. He will be missed!
Amy Gehrig
June 18, 2015
Rest in Peace our dear friend.
Phil & Nancy Gardner
June 18, 2015
We are so very sorry to hear this sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow. Know that we are thinking of you and sending our sincere sympathies.
Phillip & Nancy Gardner
June 18, 2015
Carol, Brain & Brad -
Your husband/father was truly a remarkable man and it is an honor to have known Chuck. May you find peace knowing that Chuck now resides in the Kingdom of God.
Walters Family
June 18, 2015
Im very sorry for your loss,He was a Great man,God Speed my friend we will not forget you.
The Truman Family
June 18, 2015
Thank you for giving it your all, what a special man I am honored to know.
Mary Yingst
June 18, 2015
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Chuck was loved by many and will be missed. Rest in Peace Coach.
Jeff Bishop
June 18, 2015
My Thoughts and Prayers go out to the Deyo Family.
What a Wonderful Mintor, with Exemplary
May Peace be with you Mr.Deyo "Thank You for All you gave to many.
Genia Riccardi
June 18, 2015
Our heartfelt condolences go out to all of the family and to all who mourn the loss of this great man. Cindy and Bo
Cindy Calender
June 18, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. He will be missed by all who know him.
Rene Kistner
June 18, 2015
Prayers and condolences to Mr Deyo's family and friends.
Dave Ritter NHS '80
June 18, 2015
Coach Deyo was a guiding light of inspiration to( Chris and Chad Clatterbuck )our son's . Our family send deepest regret's for your loss . The light Chuck projected at the end of the day was contagious to all who were greeted by his casual smile .
Jerry - Elaine Garver
June 18, 2015
RIP Coach
Jim Kirchner
June 18, 2015
Journey well my Friend.
Darrell Houmes
June 18, 2015
Great coach and teacher, RIP Mr.Deyo.
Cesar Keith - Northland High School
June 17, 2015
Simply... one of the best. Thank you, for what you gave to my, and so many other's, lives. My prayers are with his beloved family and all those who feel the loss of this wonderful man.
Chris (oberting) Robinson
June 17, 2015
Coach Deyo would encourage you, inform you, teach you and you didn't even need to on his team. Because to him...if you were a student, you were on his team. Thoughts and prayers to his family, may our Lord's love sustain you during this difficult time. 1985 Northland High School graduate!
Rebecca Totman
June 17, 2015
Very sorry to hear of your passing. You were that welcoming smiling face in the hallway everyday as I walked by. Always said hello and you knew everyone even if they weren't in your classes. I will never forget you, may you rest in paradise Mr. Deyo!!
Melanee Mareno
Class of 1987
Melanee Mareno
June 17, 2015
I'll never forget you.. Thank you for everything!!
Tami (Thumper) Castlen (Hunsaker)
June 17, 2015
Carol, Brad, Brian and families,
So many Northland HS Vikings grew to become better people because of Chuck's influence on their lives, not only in his classroom as a teacher, but on the sports fields as he coached, and well after the high school arena with his continued friendship in life. His positive influence has had an impact on so many. Thank you for sharing your husband, father and grandfather over the years with his Viking family. The lessons he taught will always be remembered.
Laurie Spinosi
June 17, 2015
Sorry for your loss, my children benefitted by his teaching, Barbara Morrow Austin, Charlotte Morrow and John his coaching and long time friendship. Gloria Morrow Ridgecrest CA
June 17, 2015
Deepest condolences to the Deyo family. I was so blessed to learn from Mr Deyo. I wish I could attend services but I will not be in Ohio.
Angel Cordial
June 17, 2015
You were a mentor, friend and a wonderful human being. we were blessed to know you. Our deepest sympathy. You will be sadly missed.
Scott, Molly Thivener
June 17, 2015
so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to the family. He was an amazing man and teacher.
Deborah Salyers
June 17, 2015
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