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Charles B. ‘Charlie’ Metherd

Metherd-Charles obit

Charles B. “Charlie” Metherd, 87, of Urbana, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.

He was born in Dayton on Sept. 14, 1925, a son of the late LeRoy and Marguerite Blose Metherd. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Gruber Metherd.

Survivors include sons, Charles “Chuck” Metherd of Urbana and Jim (Misty) Metherd of Osceola, Ind.; daughters, Marilyn Metherd Adams of Shoreline, Wash., and Beth Metherd of Urbana; stepson, Gary Donavan; grandchildren, Elijah (Jillian) Metherd of Georgetown, S.C., Sarah Metherd of Urbana, Josh (Jasmine) Adams of Terra Haute, Jesse Adams of Springfield and Samantha Metherd of Osceola, Ind.; stepgrandchildren, Deanna and Drew Donavan; and great-grandchildren, Josh Adams Jr. and Julionne Adams.

Charlie graduated from Urbana High School and attended Wittenberg University. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps during World War II and a member of the NRA.

He was employed by Kelsey-Hayes/Speco for over 30 years as a machinist.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Walter & Smith Funeral Home, Urbana, where a funeral begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Burial is in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Caring Kitchen, 300 Miami St., Urbana 43078.

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