Charles R. "Chuck" Dougherty

Birth Date: 
Saturday, September 19, 1931
Date of Passing: 
Friday, April 22, 2022

“Together Again”

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!

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. 

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

Memorial Contributions: 

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


Services will be held at a later date


Our sincere condolences to the family. He was well respected in all that he did, but you always knew family came first. Prayers.

Please accept my condolences and prayers during this difficult time. Caren and family my heart goes out to you. Take care. Dianne Hange

Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family.

My time working with Chuck did have to do with ATI. We always had wonderful conversations, and I loved having him a part of our program. My sincere condolences to the family!

Chuck and I were on the Wayne and Holmes County Mental Health Board together, he was truly dedicated to helping the needy.My deepest sympathy to his family,he had tremendous life.

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