January 31, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010 1:00PM Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Thursday, February 4, 2010 11:00am to 1:00pm
Charles E. Oder, 88, of North Lewisburg, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2010 in the Gables at Green Pastures, Marysville, Ohio. He was born April 10, 1921 in Zanesfield, Ohio the son of the late William A. & Lilly (Comer) Oder.
Charles was a 1940 graduate of North Lewisburg High School. He served his country in the United States Army Air Corp., during WWII; in the 447th division as a Tech Sgt., and top turret gunner, working on the B-17’s. Charles spent his career as a carpenter. He retired from Fry Construction in Springfield as a supervisor. His passion was wood working.
Charles is survived by his daughter, Julia (John R.) Best of Dublin, his son, William A. Oder of Urbana, his grandchildren, Michael (Alana) Best of Marysville, Timothy Best of Dublin and Ashlee Best McGrath and Martin of Oakland, CA, his great grandchildren, Calla, Jameson & Addie Best and Isabella & Gavin McGrath, his brother, Frank Oder of Dayton, as well as several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Phyllis M. (Spain) Oder, his sisters, Lola Smith & Rose Palmer and his brothers, Herbert, Kenneth, Burl, Leo & Carl.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2010 in the FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home North Lewisburg, Ohio with Rev. Frank Summerfield officiating. The family will receive friends from 11-1 p.m. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery North Lewisburg. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215-1109.