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Charles Etheridge

Charles Eugene Etheridge “Chuck” “Buck” , 71, born March 30, 1950 in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee to Charlie Cancel Etheridge and Ruby Juanita Jackson , died August 19, 2021.

Chuck was preceded in death by parents; his brother, Kenneth ; his sister, Billy Jean Lee ; and nephew, Rudy Jarvis .

Chuck is survived by his daughter, Angela (Kevin) Sapper and granddaughters, Meghan and Mikayla . Lifelong girlfriend, Viola Montgomery , her sons, Keith (Tara) Lockhart , Bryan Lockhart Sr. , Bobby (Megan) Montgomery , and her grandchildren, Bryan Jr. , Destiny (Tommy) , Kellen , Phin , Ari , Waylon , and great-grandchild, Lydia ; sister in law, Paula Sharier , and brother in law, Gary (Kelly) Crafton .

Chuck is also survived by his siblings: his sister, Pat (Fred) Jarvis , (niece, Shauna (Brian) Smith ; nephew, Don (Theresa) Jarvis ); his brother, Jackie Etheridge (niece Dawn) ,  sister, Sandie (Jim) Jones , sister in law, Saundra,( nephews, Scott (Sue) , T odd (Janelle)) Etheridge , and brother in law, Charles Lee , (nieces, Tina (David) Hummel and T ara (Dan) DeHarpart ).

Chuck was a truck driver for over 30 years, working for such companies as Falcon, Rt.80, and Paul Watts. He was also a member of the local social clubs: Barberton Civitan Club, Barberton Social Club, and Barberton Liedertafel Club.

He had many extended family and friends. Chuck will be missed.

Thank you to Compassionate Care Hospice and the help that they had given with special thanks to Janis , Melissa (Chuck always called her Miranda) , and Robbie .

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Cancer Society.

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Chuck was one of the sweetest men I have had the pleasure to know. RIP Chuck.

Lisa Texter Aug 25 2021 12:00 AM

Viola, Dawn & Family, Please accept my sincere sympathies and know my prayers are with all.

MaryEllen Fernwalt Smith Aug 25 2021 12:00 AM

We always called him Buck and it fit him well. He was a friend indeed in my younger years and we had many good times. He loved playing pool and yes, he was good at it. My favorite memory of Buck, was a hunting trip we took to W. Va. for deer. We ended up on a delapidated tractor lane to find a place to hunt. After hunting the entire day, hungry, thirsty and cold, we tried to leave. On the way out on that rutted up road, we tore off the gas tank. In the dark, we walked that lane to the first sign of life, which was a cabin about a half mile away. We crossed a shallow creek, which was FULL of cans of beer and went to the cabin. With a nice 8 point deer hanging from a tree, we knocked on the door. Lucky for us, they were from Akron! They filled us with hot food and beer and helped us getting the car started. With the gas tank in the trunk, we stopped 4-5 times to fill the Coleman fuel can, which was now are gas tank. No one works in W. Va during deer season, it took 2 days to get the tank replaced on the car. We never fired a shot, or even seen any deer, but we made the best out of it. Buck always loved to laugh and after it was over, we both laughed about our deer hunting trip, that never happened. Charles, " Buck" Etheridge was a friend that I will never forget. RIP my friend. Holland Bowen, Wadsworth, Ohio

Holland Bowen Aug 24 2021 12:00 AM

Holland,Thanks for sharing. That is a great story!Tina Hummel, niece

Tina Hummel Aug 24 2021 12:00 AM