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Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE

330.262.7771

Charlie Poulson, born in Wooster on March 18,1941 and raised in Moreland, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022.

Charlie had a vibrant personality with a smile to match; he could light up any room. He was caring, dedicated, loyal and the biggest cheerleader to those he loved, and he loved many near and far. Everyone was family to him.

His love of food and cooking was passed down through shared recipes, gifted desserts, conversation about chocolate, and shared cooking duties for family holiday dinners.

Charlie and his companion Arlene Himes, friends since childhood, spent the better part of the last several decades traveling, antiquing and enjoying food adventures. Their combined curiosity took them to places all over Ohio and along the East Coast. Charlie loved retelling others about his adventures.

Charlie has three children from two previous marriages: a son, Stuart Sean, and two daughters, Kimberly Ann and Heidi Mae. While Charlie was proud and supportive of everyone around him, he was most proud of all of his children. He admired their hard work and resilience through all their adversities and not once took credit for any of it.

While having a variety of jobs from delivering papers, working as a paper press operator and sales associate at The Party Shop, it was Charlie’s boyhood love of cars that turned into a career and business. Charlie started at Boyd’s Garage before venturing out to his own garage, Charlie’s Body Works, doing mechanical and auto body work on anything with four or more wheels. Charlie built relationships with many local companies, working on a large variety of vehicles and heavy equipment. He built strong, personal relationships with many individuals as well. One such individual was Samuel Hilty. Charlie and Sam had a friendship that spanned over four decades. What started as a simple business transaction turned into years of vehicle restorations, a life-long friendship and many adventures.

Charlie’s adventures also included traveling to NASCAR races in Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama in a revamped, beat up school bus with his son for over a decade. In his later years, Charlie valued spending time with family and friends, sharing his stories with others, taking in a NASCAR race or a baseball game on TV, and enjoying a good book.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Florence, brothers Cifford, Walter, Roland, and Russell, and sisters Helen and Maxine. Charlie is survived by children Stuart Sean, Kimberly Ann, and Heidi Mae and grandchildren Gabriella Ann, Joshua Trevor and Isabella Gail.

A Celebration of Charlie’s Life will be held at the Tracy Barn Event Center at Quailcrest Farm in Wooster, OH on November 12, 2022 from 12 pm-5 pm. There will be a family presentation from 12:15-12:45 pm, with food, music and celebration to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Charlie’s name may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (www.t2t.org).

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, OH is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions:

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Charlie’s name may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (www.t2t.org).

Service:

A Celebration of Charlie’s Life will be held at the Tracy Barn Event Center at Quailcrest Farm in Wooster, OH on November 12, 2022 from 12 pm-5 pm. There will be a family

presentation from 12:15-12:45 pm, with food, music and celebration to follow.

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