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Charles Picklesimer


Charles Picklesimer, 83, of Chillicothe, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 20, 2016, at Adena Regional Medical Center.

He was born on July 22, 1932, the son of the late Elbert and Madge (Pelfrey) Picklesimer.

On Aug. 10, 1957, he married his wife of 55 years, Esther (Miller) Picklesimer, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his children, Janet (Dave) Lovett of Arizona, Donna (Brad) Thompson of Circleville, Mike (Bonnie) Stauffer of Chillicothe and Faith (Jack) Branham of Chillicothe; brother, Jim (Mary) Picklesimer; grandchildren, T.D. Lovett, Marci Wippel, J.T. Thompson, Brooke Clark, Brent Stauffer, Charlie Seeling, Jessica Gire, Travis, Daniel, Chris, Scott, and Caitlyn Branham; great-grandchildren, Adelaide and Aneleise Lovett, Austin, Brad and Jaylyn Wippel, Case Thompson, Adeline Clark, Anna, Emma, Hayley, Easten, Jace, Coy, Cale and Bella Branham, Brayden Kirkbride, Hayden Easter, Cadence and Karlee Seeling and Taylor and Andrew Stauffer; and several other special family members and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; wife; brother, Bob Picklesimer; sister, Lorrain Manbeavers; grandson, Andy Stauffer; granddaughter, Riley Wippel; and step-mother, Viola Picklesimer.

Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as an ammunition specialist. He was a member of the American Legion Post 617 in Williamsport. Charles also enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting and was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Bengals sports fan.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at the Hill Funeral Home, Kingston, with Rev. Bruce Hines officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Paint Valley Cadet Corps. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hill’s.

Condolences can be made on Charles’ online guest registry at www.hillfhkingston.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal

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