Charles J. Fair

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, June 14, 1932
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017

DALTON - Charles J. Fair, 85, died December 14, 2017 at Shady Lawn Assisted Care after a period of declining health. Services will be December 22 at 3:00 at Auckerman Church of God, with the Rev. Ken Thomas officiating. Burial will be at New Pittsburg Cemetery. Friends are welcome to attend the memorial service at Auckerman Church of God. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Pittsburg Fire Department, in care of Roger Kamp, 1466 Perry Township Road 35, Wooster; or Auckerman Church of God, 12292 Franchester RD., West Salem, OH 44287. Charles was born June 14, 1932, in Lodi, the son of Walter and Gladys (Stratton) Fair and married Charlotte J. (Weimer) Fair on Dec. 31, 1951. Charlotte passed away March 17, 2007. Charles had lived his adult life in the Congress and New Pittsburg area and was a graduate of Congress High School. Charles was a tool and die journeyman for General Motors, Mansfield retiring in 1991. Charles was active in multiple model T clubs, NEOLS (Northeast Ohio Live Steam) where he ran the multiple live steam and gas powered trains he built.  Charles enjoyed building trains, car shows, train meets, men’s breakfast on Tuesday’s with lifelong friend James Ewing and watching sports.

Surviving are children, John (Mary) Fair of Dalton, Rodney (Martha) Fair of Holmesville, Cynthia (Kim) Herman of Millersburg, grandchildren; Elizabeth (Trevor) Geiser, Douglas (Jessica) Fair, Zachariah (Jennifer) Fair, Timothy (Ashley) Fair, Luke (Brittney) Fair, Shariah (Trey) Moehle, Turner Herman, Parker (Alexis) Herman, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews and his beloved cat Smokey. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, infant daughter, parents, brothers Forrest and Benjamin Fair, sisters Helen Badger and Frances Wiles.

A special thanks to the staff of Shady Lawn, they made Charles’s stay an adventure as Charles’s did theirs’s.

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

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Memorial Contributions: 

New Pittsburg Fire Department, in care of Roger Kamp, 1466 Perry Township Road 35, Wooster; or Auckerman Church of God, 12292 Franchester RD., West Salem, OH 44287


December 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Auckerman Church of God, 12292 Franchester Rd., West Salem


What a great man I met at shady lawn when I worked there. Some great history learned about trains. All Charlie wanted was his biscuits and gravy. May god show you his wonderful kingdom.

So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

So sorry to hear about your dad.It was so nice of him to call me when nevin died.

Cindy, I am So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

X Dragster, mule ear muzzleloader, making screws for the Cherry Corners gun shop, the train around the pond, feeding the catfish, an old Belgian 16 gauge y'all let me use - plenty of great memories! Our prayers of healing and comfort for your families.

I was one of the nurses who cared for your dad. It was an honor to meet him. He will definitely be missed. Smokey was just as fun. Getting to chase that cat up the hall when she felt like being ornery while your dad just sat and laughed. Your dad always made me laugh and I enjoyed listening to his stories about building trains. Boy did he love his buiscuits and gravy breakfast with the guys. My heart is saddened but I know he is in a wonderful place. He finished his last chapter here on earth but he will never be forgotten. Praying for your family. ❤️

So sorry to here of Charlie's passing. He was a good friend. We shared good times at many engine shows.

Our deepest sympathy to the Fair family in the passing of Chuck. We were schoolmates of Chuck and Charlotte and go back lots of years. Shared a love for classic cars and enjoyed seeing him at car shows and Northwestern basketball games. We regret we will be unable to attend services because of our granddaughter's wedding. May God comfort you in your loss.
Sincerely, Jim & Maxine Johnson

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

You family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time of your loss.
We thought we might try to come to the funeral, but Dick hasn't had a very good week. They always enjoyed each others company and had a great respect for what the other one could do with their creativity. Dick was in awe of Chuck's knowledge of engines etc. Chuck couldn't get over what Dick could do with wood and making old time farm equipment "toys". We will miss him.

Dear John, Rod, and Cindy,
We just heard about your dad and are so sorry for your loss. Lots of stories have circulated at our house about time spent at the Fair house...John and Rod get their ornery nature honestly! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your families during this difficult time.

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