Charles E. Centers

Born: Thu., Dec. 12, 1935
Died: Tue., May 9, 2017

Gathering of Family and Friends

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., May 15, 2017

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CHARLES E CENTERS, 81, of Sidney passed away Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 06:40 AM at Ohio Living Dorothy Love. He was born on December 12, 1935 in Rockholds, Kentucky, the son of the late Alva Ray and Annabelle (Prewitt) Centers. On December 12, 1954, he married the former Lois Bray, who survives.

Charles is survived by two children, Vanessa Gail Petty and Charles Joe (Karen) Centers both of Sidney; two grandchildren, Jessica (Shane) Rickert and Brad (Michelle) Centers; three great-grandchildren, Keighlynn and Carson Rickert and Jadyn Stambaugh; four siblings, Alice Pellman of Sidney, Susan Tidwell, Peggy (Ron) Lambert and Patsy (John) Redmond all of Florida. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dorman and Bob, one infant sister and one grandson, Jason Hughes.

Mr. Centers was employed by Copeland Corporation as a Supervisor in which he retired after 46 years. Charles also operated and owned the former Centers Refrigeration for 20 years. He was a devoted member of the Crossroad Church of God in Piqua for 62 years. He enjoyed bowling and golf in his free time. Charles was a member of the Army National Guard serving from 1954-1972.

Per Charles's wishes, his body will be cremated. A Gathering of Friends will be Monday May 15, 2017 at Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home 302 S. Main Ave Sidney, OH 45365 from 5pm-7pm. Memorial Contributions may be made in Charles's honor to Crossroad Church of God 9330 Looney Rd Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences may be expressed to the Centers family at our website,

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Sheri Koogler
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017
Uncle Charlie, or Joe Bill as I lovingly called him from an early age was a wonderful man. His influence in my life will never be forgotten. All the years he and aunt Lois took me to church....sang with me and prayed with me and for me.... I had the pleasure to visit him recently and tell him one more time that I love him.... he will be missed....and always loved.... guess all that is left now is for him to behold the face of Jesus....and tell our loved ones hello.

Rick and Marla Martin
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017
Heaven received an angel. Marla and I are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your Dad was a good man and a devoted Christian. My deepest sympathy to Lois. Your Mom and Dad always treated me like family. Rest In Peace, Charles.

Jerry Collins
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017
Heaven surely gained an angel when Charles died this morning. He had all of the qualities of a great man of God. Never heard a bad word about him from anyone. Always quiet and thoughtful. Had a great talent for singing and playing the piano. I am sorry that he spent his last days in ill health but I know he's never going to suffer again.... My heart goes out to the family for their loss as I count all you dear to me like family. I pray God puts his warm arms of love and comfort around each one of you for the difficult days ahead.

Frank Mariano
   Posted Wed May 10, 2017
Our deepest sympathy and prayers, may God bless and comfort you and your family

Frank & Judy

Tina Weber
   Posted Thu May 11, 2017
Lois and family so sorry for your loss ,We are think and praying for you all .Sincerly Tina Weber ,Pearl Martin ,Mariah,Shawnee

Bud and Ann Alexander
   Posted Fri May 12, 2017
Our hearts were so saddened to hear of the passing of Charles Centers!! We knew him to be a very kind and Godly man! To Lois, Joe, and Karen, We are so sorry for your loss, and our prayers are with you and all your family! It is so good to know that our hope is in Jesus! You will see Charlie again! Because of Jesus dying on the cross, we can live with Him in Heaven Take comfort in knowing that Charlie had made plans many years ago to make Heaven his home!!! God Bless you all!


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