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Charles Edward Crable

d. September 22, 2020

Charles Edward Crable, a longtime resident of Mt. Sterling Ohio, died on September 22, 2020, in Grove City, Ohio.  Chuck was proceeded in death by father, Clarence “Tom” Crable, mother Minnie “Mary” Crable, sister, Della Hinton, first wife, Barbara Ruth Neel, second wife, Myrtle Hay, and son David Crable.  He is survived by children, Pamela Murray (David), Grove City, Stephen Crable (Deborah) Washington, DC, Robert Crable (Rayejene) Tolar, Tx, stepchildren Debra Myers, Marshall, Texas, Garry Hay, Grove City, Larry Hay, Diamond, Ohio, Kathy Ogden, Grove City, and Daphne Hawk, Grove City, grandchildren, Julie Fasnaugh, Amy Luckett, Justin Crable, Peter Crable, Kristin McCoy, Jennifer Tyson, Josh Reynolds, and more than 20 great-grandchildren.   Chuck loved his family, his country and his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes, not necessarily in that order.  Chuck was born in Ashville, Ohio, on September 16, 1923.  As a boy, he was a boy scout and regularly served as an usher every Saturday for OSU football games.  He met Barbara at Mt. Sterling high school and fell madly in love.  After graduation and the outbreak of WWII, he joined the Army and served in the Army Air Corp, the predecessor to today’s Air Force.  He served as an armament trainer for B 17 bombers and trained aircraft crews all over the US.  He proposed to Barbara, through the mail, and traveled across the country by train while on leave to marry her. Chuck knew Barbara was the real deal and didn’t want to let her getaway.  Chuck and Barbara settled in Mt. Sterling to raise a family.  He was an active booster of Mt. Sterling, a member of the Masons and active with the United Methodist Church.   Chuck was instrumental in the fundraising campaign to build the Fellowship Hall addition to the church.  Later in life, he and his family supported the refurbishment of the stain glass windows in the church and the playground in the church yard.  Chuck was a jack of many trades and a master of some.  He worked as an ironworker foreman during the construction of the interstate highway system and built many of the bridges all over Ohio.  He established or managed, along with Barbara, Ethan Allen furniture stores in Ohio and Kentucky.  After “retiring” to Florida at 65 and deciding golf was not his game, Chuck went to work for Cox Enterprises at Cox’s Auto Auction franchise in Orlando, Florida.  At Cox, he managed crews that staffed the movement of thousands of cars a month through the auction house.  Chuck finally retired from Cox at age 90 after 25 years of service in his “second” career.  Chuck was a hard worker, with high standards and expected the best from everyone around him.   To his credit, as well as debit, Chuck embodied the expression, “seldom wrong but never in doubt”.   He loved being around people and telling stories of days gone by.  After Barbara died, Chuck was lost until he met Myrtle Hay. At the age of 87 years young he married Myrtle.  When Myrtle passed on May 30 after 10 years of marriage, Chuck, who always loved life, felt it was his time to leave this world for the next.  After celebrating his 97th birthday on September 16th among family and friends, listening to multiple renditions of the OSU fight song and leading several rounds of the ubiquitous OH….IO cheer, Chuck knew he could go in peace. The family will receive visitors on Friday, September 25, 2020, between 5 and 7:00 PM at PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 W. MAIN STREET, MOUNT STERLING, OH, 43143. A Celebration of Chuck’s life will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 10:00 AM, at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME.  Interment will follow at Pleasant Cemetery, Mount Sterling, Ohio. Remembrance of flowers or donations to HONORFLIGHT.ORG appreciated.  Honor Flight, Inc., 4601 North Fairfax Drive Suite 1200, Arlington, Virginia 22203, 937-521-2400. Please visit to share your condolences with the family.

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