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Charles "Charlie" O'Connell
1954 - 2021
Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main St.
463 East Main Street
Lexington, KY
Charles "Charlie" O'Connell
July 5, 1954 - September 16, 2021
Lexington, Kentucky - Charles "Charlie" O'Connell, 67, husband of Germaine Todd O'Connell, died Thursday September 16, 2021. Born on July 5, 1954 in Huntington, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Thomas S. and Mary Dygert O'Connell. Charlie was a retired Lexington Police officer and current 911 dispatcher. Additional survivors include nine siblings and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins along with a host of friends and extended family. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Loudon House in Castlewood Park on Wednesday September 22, 2021 from 4-7pm. The family asks that facial coverings be worn. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Lexington Humane Society in Charlie's name.

Published by Lexington Herald-Leader on Sep. 20, 2021.
Celebration of Life
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
the Loudon House in Castlewood Park
Funeral services provided by:
Kerr Brothers Funeral Home - Main St.
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Gone too soon, Charlie :-( So many fond memories I have of the days when you and I flew trikes together around Arizona's Lake Pleasant in the '90s. I'll never forget the stories you told, as well as your outgoing and friendly demeanor. My sympathies to Germaine and the family.
John Newkirk
January 25, 2022
Germaine, You and I have only met briefly, once or twice, but I had the privilege of working with Charlie. I was a dispatcher at Metro. I knew Charlie about 10 years. He was a fine officer. The man was gifted with humor, honesty and integrity. Through his job, you could tell he was a caring man. We never got to see each other outside of work. I regret that. But I want you to know that I thought he was a fine man and it was an honor to know him. Please accept my sympathy. James Medley
James Medley
September 22, 2021
My deepest sympathies to Germaine and the family. I was fortunate to have Charlie O as my dispatcher when I was shift commander at UKPD. He was a positive influence on everyone he worked with. I recall when Glen Ellis and I would go the farm south of Nicholasville to watch Charlie fly his Paraplane. Charlie O was a great guy who will be missed by so many.
Don Thornton
September 20, 2021
I worked with Charlie at the UK Police Department. We were both dispatchers who became police officers. He dispatched night shift and said he liked the last cup of coffee from the pot. He said that it was black and so thick that it could hold up your spoon and keep you awake. I know Charlie loved to run. Sorry for your loss.
Donald Thomas
September 19, 2021
You impacted the lives of many. You will truly be missed. 660 go!
Becky Lewis
September 19, 2021
My condolences and thoughts are with you , Germaine
Alice Paylor
September 19, 2021
I would be setting outside in my wheelchair when Charlie would go jogging around Castlewood park He never failed to stop and say hello and we would talk Charlie was a very special person and he always tried to keep physically fit I followed my friend Charlie through his police work with the University of Kentucky the Fayette County Sheriffs office I am so sad and was shocked to hear about Charlie´s death Charlie was the best I´ll miss him
Ronald T Winkler
September 19, 2021
I am so sorry for this unexpected loss to your family. Charlie was always so nice and always willing to help me out with whatever I might be fooling with around the yard. The neighborhood was felt safer and more pleasant with him and his smile here.
Debbie Rickerd
September 19, 2021
Germaine, I am so sorry for you loss. Charlie was an amazing man, so dedicated to you and the community. Such a wonderful spirit -- alway soaring above the clouds. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Elizabeth Ralston
September 18, 2021
My, and my families, deepest condolences to the family. He was a great Officer, Telecommunicator and man. He will be forever missed.
Louis Stepter III
September 18, 2021
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