Charles R. Andrews, 78, of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in the Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake, after a long illness. He was born May 18, 1936 in Parkersburg, West Virginia and lived in Grafton since 1992. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving aboard the USS Salem from 1954-1958. He was retired from foundry work in Parkersburg.
He is survived by his children, Tammy Kerns, C. Gregory Andrews and Junie Cale. Survivors also include brothers, Paul and Larry and sisters, Carolyn, Cathy, Nancy, Ellen and Elizabeth.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Macel Andrews; brothers, Glen, Donald and Earl and his sister, Rosemary.
At his request, there will be no visitation. Friends and family will be welcomed at 967 Mechanic St., Grafton, at 2 P.M., on Saturday, August 23, 2014 to celebrate his life. Burial will be Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 2 P.M., in Nesbett Cemetery, Grafton Township.
Arrangements were handled by the Blackburn-Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St., Grafton.