It is with great sadness that the family of Charles R. Dougherty announce his peaceful passing, on April 22, 2022, at the age of 90, at Ohio s Hospice LifeCare.
Charles was born September 19, 1931, in Thebes, Illinois, the son of Charles and Ellis Etta Dougherty.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty. Those left to honor his memory are children: Carol and John Moffett, Harrodsburg, KY; Christi and Doug Spamer, Pittsburgh, PA., Carla and Carl Redick, Wooster, OH, Caren and Phil Starr Wooster, OH, 8 grandchildren,17 great- grandchildren, sister Annette Lawson, and loving Uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Charles, also known as Chuck, spent most of his childhood in Benton, Illinois, and graduated from Benton High School in 1949. In 1951, married his high school sweetheart, and love of his life, Betty Phillips. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1951, serving for thirteen years, 3 active and 10 teaching. He graduated from University of Illinois, in 1957, with a degree in Electrical Engineering and joined General Electric, General Instruments in 1969, and retired from WR Grace as Vice President and General Manager of Diamonite Division in 1988. After retirement, he consulted and taught business management courses at Ohio State University (ATI) part-time.
Throughout the years, Chuck enjoyed dabbling in restoring, refinishing and selling furniture. Chuck and Betty owned and operated Golden Eagle Antiques for over forty years. He always made time to spend with his buddies, making trips to Canada, Lake Erie, and Mohican to fish, quiet poker games, and playing golf at local courses.
Many will remember Chuck as a Rotarian for 46 years and his leadership of the Rotary Auction with Dave Galapoo for 38 years. He also served on the Mental Health Board, ATI Board, Shreve Businessman Association, and President of Chamber of Commerce. Chuck and Betty also donated the Spa Room at the Ohio s Hospice LIfeCare Inpatient Unit in Wooster.
Chuck was the Patriarch of his family. The love he had for his wife, children and family outweighs everything else he had accomplished. His last words being…..Make sure you love your families, stay out of trouble, and have no regrets!
The memorial services for Charles Chuck Dougherty HAVE BEEN MOVED to Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 E. North Street, Wooster. The day and time of the service remain the same on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM. The family will greet friends following the service. Private inurnment of both Charles and Betty will be in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville at the convenience of the family.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St. Wooster is assisting the family.
Contributions may be directed to Wooster Community Hospital Auxiliary,1761 Beall Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691 or to Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 E North St., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
Contributions may be directed to Wooster Community Hospital Auxiliary,1761 Beall Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691 or to Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 E North St., Wooster, OH 44691
The memorial services for Charles Chuck Dougherty HAVE BEEN MOVED to Trinity United Church of Christ, 150 E. North Street, Wooster. The day and time of the service remain the same on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM
The family will greet friends following the service.