Charles A. Williams

SALEM — Charles A. Williams, 89, formerly of East Fairfield, died Friday at Brookdale Senior Living following a long illness.

He was born June 25, 1929 in Madison Township, Columbiana County, the only child of the late Carl L. Williams and Lena Rummel.

Charlie, as he was known to friends, was a lifelong resident of Lisbon and surrounding areas. He was a member of Salem Bible Church.

He retired from Thompson Brothers Mining in 1995, where he was a heavy equipment operator for 15-plus years. Prior to that, he owned and operated several trucking businesses, which included hauling steel from Youngstown Sheet and Tube and Weirton Steel.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 1951 and served as a PFC while stationed in Korea from 1951-1953. In 2016, he received his Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.

His wife, (Hazel) Joanne (Beagle) Williams, whom he married Nov. 22, 1953, preceded him in death Oct. 19, 2018.

Survivors include three daughters, Cherrie Williams of Odessa, FL, Joy Wahl of Aurora, CO and Carolyn (William) Nezbeth of Salem; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild

Services will be held at noon Tuesday at the Salem Bible Church with Pastor Doug DeMar officiating. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday at the church. Burial will be held at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens in New Waterford with military honors provided by Salem Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to The Shriners Children’s Hospital, www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org,

Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Salem.

Charles’ obituary may be viewed and condolences may be sent at www.starkmemorial.com.

1/6/19