Charles A. "Charlie" Downing, 58 of Milan, died Sunday evening, July 27, 2008, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He was born March 9, 1950, in Norwalk; son of the late Glenn C. and Charlene K. (Lamphier) Downing. He was a lifelong area resident.
He was a social member of Norwalk Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2733 and a former member of Norwalk Eagles. He was the former owner of Captain's Pet Shop in Sandusky and worked at the former Cook Department stores in Sandusky and Norwalk. He retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in 1999. He enjoyed motorcycling, fishing, boating and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Ann M. (McHale) Downing; sons and daughter-in-law, Chad Downing of Milan, Todd and Kristina Downing of Perkins and Alex Downing of Sandusky; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathie and Ralph Mominee of Perkins and Kristine and Bryan Miley of Berlin Heights; nine grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dennis and Arlene Downing of Monroeville and William "Bill" and Jackie Downing of Norwalk; and his twin sister, Charlene Lewis of Norwalk.
There will be no calling hours and funeral services will be private. Walker Funeral Home, Norwalk, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Condolences may be shared at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.