NEWARK — A funeral service celebrating the life of Charles E. Hagans Sr., 72, of Newark will be held Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Beyer and Pastor Carol Kirk officiating. Burial will follow at Newark Memorial Gardens with the Licking County Veteran’s Alliance providing military honors.
Chuck was born in Coshocton County on Jan. 10, 1936, to the late Eugene and Sylvia (Switzer) Hagans and was one of 17 children. He passed away at Licking Memorial Hospital on Sept. 5, 2008.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Prior to retirement, he was a mechanic with the Ohio National Guard for 32 years. He was a member of the Jacksontown United Methodist Church. Charles enjoyed fishing, boating, taking his family on camping trips and going deer hunting with his son Chuck. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother and will be missed by all.
Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Ruby (King) Hagans of Newark, whom he married on Dec. 24, 1960; two daughters, Mary Ann Hagans of Buckeye Lake and Kimberly Hagans of Newark; son, Charles (Melinda) Hagans Jr. of Dayton; granddaughter, Elyse Marie Hagans of Las Vegas; four sisters, Harriett Hall of Bladensburg, June (Kenneth) Huffman of Mount Vernon, Doris (Jim) Fry of Warsaw and Verna (Dave) Emmerson of Coshocton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by five brothers and seven sisters.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the Jacksontown United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Friends may call at the funeral home, 179 Granville St., Newark, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Visit www.CrissSchoedinger.com and click on the obituary link to sign an online guest book or to send an e-mail condolence.