FREDERICKTOWN — Charles G. Harmer, 80, of Fredericktown, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 26, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 26, 1936, in Mount Vernon to the late Thomas G. and Melissa P. (Davis) Harmer.
Charles was a deputy for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office from 1970 to 1978 and earned the rank of Detective Sergeant. He was also awarded the Deputy of the Year in 1976. After the Sheriff’s Office, Charles worked as an engineer for AMG Industries in Mount Vernon and later on went to work for Design Metal Products in Mansfield.
Along with his wife, Helen, Charles bowled in the Friday Night Couples League. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed woodworking. Charles was always designing new products even after retirement. He will be remembered for being a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and a man who was always there to lend his knowledge and helping hand to any project. Charles attended the First Baptist Church in Fredericktown.
Charles is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen M. (Burnside) Harmer; children, Brenda Young of Sparta, Mike (Laura Durbin) Harmer of Fredericktown, Randy Harmer of Fredericktown and Jeff (Katie Wolford) Harmer of Howard; three grandchildren, Travis, Hayden and Ryan; three step-grandchildren; a step-greatgranddaughter; and a brother, Jim Harmer of Avon Lake.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday and from 1-2 p.m. on Sunday at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 E. College St., Fredericktown. A funeral service celebrating the life of Charles will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home with Pastor Timothy Mohon officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made in Charles’ memory to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 or the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 125, Fredericktown, OH 43019.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.snyd erfuneralhomes.com.
The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Charles G. Harmer.