FREDERICKTOWN — Charles W. “Charlie” Brockerman, 86, of Arrowhead Drive, Fredericktown, passed away Thursday morning, June 12, 2008, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Charlie was born on June 21, 1921, in Columbus, a son of the late Guy L. and Hazel Brockerman. He graduated from South High School in Columbus. He was a World War II veteran, and served in the Air National Guard from 1947-56 and also, the USAF Reserves from 1958-68. Charlie retired from the DCSC in Columbus in 1988. He attended the Chesterville United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Mount Vernon Moose Lodge, the VFW and the American Legion in Columbus, and a bowling league in Fredericktown. Charlie learned to play the ukulele and guitar at an early age and enjoyed a lifelong love of music. Also, he enjoyed playing pool, fishing, bowling, and being with family and friends. He was a devoted husband. In the spring of 2008, Charlie was selected to be part of the Freedom Flight for W.W.II Veterans, which is for World War II veterans to go to Washington, D.C., and visit the national landmarks.
Charlie is survived by his loving wife, Reatha (Keyes) Cotner Brockerman, whom he married on Feb. 17, 2001; a son, Robert Brockerman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Susan Brockerman of Trenton, N.J.; two grandchildren, Robert Brockerman Jr. and Regan Brockerman; a sister, Dorothy (Paul) Seymour of Columbus; two stepsons, Bill (Donna) Fisher of Chesterville and Terry (Sandie) Fisher of Mount Gilead; seven stepgrandchildren; and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Monday, June 16, at 10 a.m. until time of the memorial service at 11 a.m. at the Chesterville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeannie Winters officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Chesterville, with military graveside services provided by the Knox County Veterans Council.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Chesterville United Methodist Church or the charity of one’s choice.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Mr. Brockerman. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.