Charles F. Earles, 82, of London, died Saturday morning, Jan. 12, 2013, in his home.
He was born on Sept. 10, 1930, in Newport, Ohio, a son of Willard and Flora (Craig) Earles.
Charles attended the Sedalia Church of Christ in Christian Union.
He retired from Morris Bean Company in 1992 after 38 years of service.
He served in the Army National Guard during the Korean War.
He was an avid gardener who loved to share his produce.
He is survived by his wife, Lois (Bussey) Earles, whom he married Aug. 10, 1950; sons and daughters-in-law, Merle and Carolyn Earles of London, Charles (Andy) R. and Barb Earles of Galloway; daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Oliver Jones of South Vienna, Marie and Charles Ferguson of London, Elyta and Kelley Manns of Mt. Sterling, Mary Purdie of Westerville, Electa and David Lyons of Pennsylvania, Tami Earles of Mt. Sterling, and Joy and Mark Tyo of Dresden, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Dolly Williamson and Sue Pepper, both of Washington Court House, Diana and Bud Estes of Wilmington; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cecil and Phyllis Earles, Walter and JoAnn Earles, Everett and Jan Earles, all of Springfield; sister-in-law, Carolyn Earles and brother-in-law, Howard Rude, both of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clyde, Clarence and Tommy Earles; and sister, Faye Rude.
The family invites friends to call at the RADER-LYNCH & DODDS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, 124 E. High St., London, Ohio, from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. A celebration of Charles’ life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the Center Street Church of Christ in Christian Union, 180 W. Center St., London, Ohio. Reverend Gordon Ell will be officiating. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Paint Township Cemetery.
The family request in lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions be made to Loving Care Hospice, American Cancer Society or the Sedalia Church of Christ in Christian Union Building Fund. Envelopes will be available.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rldfuneralhome.com.