Charles David Merckle

Born: Sat., Nov. 3, 1928
Died: Tue., Sep. 19, 2017


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 20, 2017
Location: Woodsfield

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Sep. 21, 2017
Location: St. Paul's Evangelical Church

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          Charles David Merckle, 88, of New Matamoras, Ohio passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at his home.

          He was born in Fly, Ohio on  November 3, 1928 a son of the late Stafford and Goldie Rice Merckle. 

          Charles was a former river boat pilot for 22 years and later worked for Consolidated Aluminum Corporation in Hannibal, Ohio and retired after 26 years.  He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Sardis, Ohio; a member of Matamoras Lodge #374 F. & A.M., New Matamoras, Ohio; a member of the Order of Eastern Star #261, New Matamoras, Ohio; and The Valley of Cambridge Ancient Accepted  Scottish Rite, Cambridge, Ohio.

          Charles loved the outdoors and most especially hunting.

           In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Clyde Merckle; a brother, Samuel Merckle and a sister Judy Ritchie.

          Surviving are his wife Shirley Janeda Merckle whom he married on April 16, 1949;  his children, Charles (Dianne) Merckle; Shelley Warner; Carl (Wilda) Merckle; Shirley (Rod) Brozstek, all of New Matamoras, Ohio; two brothers, Jack (Nancy) Merckle of The Meadows, Pennsylvania, and Dale Merckle of New Matamoras, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Stephanie Warner, Marlena Kress, Joshua Merckle, Jacob Merckle, Jessica Merckle,  Dane (Christina Dick) Merckle, David Merckle, and Jared (Chandra) Merckle; three great-grandchildren, Zachery Haney, Wesley Haney and Kolton Merckle.

          Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

          Friends will then be received at the St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 43936 Joe Frobish Road, Sardis, Ohio from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 with Pastor Terry Pringle officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Paul's Church Cemetery.

          Eastern Star and Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 


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Fred McDonald
   Posted Tue September 19, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the family I worked with Chuck in finishing and Clyde in cast house

Debbie McKnight
   Posted Wed September 20, 2017
Shirley and Family. So sorry for your loss. Charles was such a nice person.

Your Cousin From Marietta Ohio

Ron Wilcox
   Posted Wed September 20, 2017
My deepest sympathy. I had what I considered the privilege to work with Chuck during the 80's and early 90's when he was a very responsible member of a Finishing grew processing
can stock. What a great person!!!

Randy & Emma Williams
   Posted Wed September 20, 2017
Sorry for you loss. Continued prayers.

Keith Weber
   Posted Wed September 20, 2017
So sorry to hear the sad news. We here at the Meigs County Garage are thinking of you and your family.

Mark Edwards
   Posted Wed September 20, 2017
Carl, So sorry for your loss.

David Dalrymple
   Posted Wed September 20, 2017
Carl and family

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I did not know he had passed until late Wednesday and couldn’t get to pay my respects.

Dave Dalrymple

Richard & Beth Busche
   Posted Wed September 20, 2017
Our symphony for Shirley and all of the Merckle family. I remember Chuck, always with a smile and warm friendly conversations. His love for his family was always evident as we talked. Parents..... We will always miss them after their passing, but strive to hold on to the love, laughter and direction that they laid out for us during the times here on this temporary earth. Chuck raised his family well and The Lord has called him home. In this time of your mourning, I pray that you will seek Our Lord And Savior for the comfort and peace that only He can provide. With our love, Rich & Beth Busche

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