Charlie F. Taylor, 83, of Sandusky, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 6, 2009, at his residencefollowing a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Johnson City, Tenn. Charlie served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and also served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church,Sandusky, where he playeddartball. He was a retired employee of the Ford Motor Co., and was a member of the UAW. He enjoyed gardening and running hisvegetable stand in the summer. He liked playing cards, watching the Cleveland Indians, Cavs, Browns, and fishing and hunting shows with his family and friends.
Charlie is survived by four daughters, Terrie (William) Hirt, Rebecca (John) Lynn, Jane (Scotty) Bem and Amy (Don) Palmer; son, Thomas (Jan) Jenkins; 11 grandchildren, Julie (Jason) Overmyer, Susan (John) Corbin, Jennifer (Matt) Lesch, Sarah (Dan) Strayer, Amanda (Henry) House, Jeff(Jessica Berhent) Hirt, Sally (Rob) Hershey, Emily (Shawn) Tordi and Leland, Caleb, and Noah Palmer; three stepgrandchildren, Dennis (Kelly) Palmer, Kelly (Kris) Sickle and Tyler Palmer; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Thelma Peters; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Jenkins-Taylor;parents, Frank and Elizabeth Taylor; first wife, Glenna Taylor; three sisters, Ruth, May and Emma; and four brothers, John, Dude, Arthur and Ben.
Friends may call 2-4 and7-9 p.m. Thursday in Ransom Funeral Home, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Bardshar Road,Sandusky; the Rev. Philip Gardner will officiate. Burial will be in Venice Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, Trinity Lutheran Church 502 Bardshar Road Sandusky, OH 44870; or Cancer Services of Erie County, 505 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at ransomfuneralhome.com.