Charles Barrison

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 8/15/2012 14:00:00

8/11/2012 13:00:00

Charles Barrison, age 61, resident of Willard, Ohio, passed away on on Friday, August 10, 2012 at his home. He was born on July 13, 1951 in Willard, Ohio to John and Virginia (Martin) Barrison. Charles worked for CSX Railroad as a train master. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Charles is survived by his wife of 40 years, Yvonne (Harris) Barrison of Willard; mother, Virginia Barrison of Willard; three sons, Shawn Barrison of Lorain, Jermaine Barrison of Mansfield, and Eric Barrison of Mansfield; three grandchildren, Javonn Barrison, Gabriella Barrison, and Preston Strong; siblings, Gloria Bermudy, Ramona Hampton and Freddie Barrison; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father, John Barrison; and grandmother, Annie Barrison.
Friends may call on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral service and burial will be private. Online condolences can be left for the family at


Preston - Sep 4, 2023
I love you pap my birthday aint special anymore wothout you LLCB 8-10-12
Gabriella Barrison - Aug 14, 2022
i’ll come visit, cant wait to catch you up on everything, also can’t wait for you to see my new car.
Gabriella Barrison - Aug 14, 2022
it’s my senior year, im finally doing it :). cant wait for you to watch me graduate!
Gabriella Barrison - Aug 14, 2022
10 years, pops. miss you so much.
Gabriella Barrison - Aug 14, 2022
10 years, pops. miss you so much.
Brian Bevier - Aug 22, 2012

Chuck always greeted me with a huge smile and a pleasant conversation each time we would see one another which usually ended with some laughter. He was one of those folks who left a lasting impression on everyone he met. We are all truly blessed to have crossed paths with him. Please know his suffering is over and he’ll be waiting for us. God Bless!

chris bohach - Aug 21, 2012

A kind and caring man. Loved catching up with him on sports. He always valued family tremendously. All that knew him, will miss him.
May the lord care for him and help your family thru these hard times.

Margaret Drury - Aug 19, 2012

I am very, very sorry to hear of the loss of Chuck.
May our good Lord FILL all of you with HIS peace and comfort.
Lord Bless You.
Margaret Drury, Class of 1967

The Shellhammer Family - Aug 18, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of Chucks passing. It’s been a number of years but we have so many good memories from the past in Willard. Chuck was a very special and talented individual and will be deeply missed.

Ray Ryman - Aug 17, 2012

So sorry to hear of Chuck passing. We have had a lot good conversations in the younger years. He will be sadly missed

Bob Ayres - Aug 16, 2012

My condolences to the Barrison family on Chuck’s passing. I am blessed to have known Chuck as a classmate and good friend. His upbeat attitude, hearty laugh, and big smile is the way I will always remember him, and I know that he will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Barrison family. May God comfort, strengthen, and guide you in the days ahead.

Tom and Cheryl Fink - Aug 16, 2012

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Barrison family. We are very sorry to learn of your loss. Tom went to school with Chuck and worked on railroad with him. He always had a great smile to share and he was a very good friend. God bless the family in your time of need. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Ron, Cheryl and Bret Kessler - Aug 15, 2012

Condolences to the Barrison family. We got to know Chuck through track and what a great guy. He always had a word of encouragement. He was a great supporter of our son Bret and will always be remembered. RIP Chuck, you will be missed.

Billy, Melissa & Hallie - Aug 15, 2012

Barrison Family,
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel for your family. We share comfort in knowing Chuck is no longer suffering. We send thoughts of sympathy and support to you as you begin your journey without him.
Peace, Prayers and Blessing,
Billy, Melissa & Hallie

Mary Ann (Miller) Jacobs - Aug 15, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the Barrison family. A great athlete. Have many fun memories from WHS sporting events. I pray that God will give you grace and strength through this time.

Barb Mann (Reel) - Aug 15, 2012

So sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. He was older than me but my brother Mike knew him well. We all grew up on the east side of town and went to the East Side School. I also remember going to Friday night football games to watch Chuck play! He was great! He always spoke to me whenever he saw me and said hi, hows the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kathleen Miller - Aug 15, 2012

We are sorry to hear of the death of Chuck. When
his boys came home, he would come and “barter” with Lenn for some perch to cook for them. He
always wanted to surprise them. We really enjoyed
talking with him. Our condolences to his family.

Brian Sowers - Aug 15, 2012

I only met him a couple of times when I was visiting my brother whom at the time lived in Willard & who worked with Chuck.
He was a very funny, easygoing & lively person.
My brother has always spoken highly of him and the few times I got to meet him he always made me laugh with his jokes and stories about things to do with the RR.
I’m sure he is missed and my heart goes out to his family for their loss.
My deepest condolences.

Dan Bevier - Aug 14, 2012

I am extremely sorry to read of Chuck’s passing. We were great childhood friends, along with Lanny Castle, and I can clearly remember sitting beside Chuck at our high school graduation on 6/6/69. God Bless Chuck and the entire Barrison family at this most difficlt time. He was a very good man. Coach Paul Mentis sends along his condolences through his son and my friend, John Mentis.

Theresa Whitfield - Aug 14, 2012

Shawn & Family:
My condolences to you and your family. The comfort I do know is that, there is a MAN, and if you cry out to him – he will comfort you. Look to the hills which cometh your strength, remember and thank GOD for the memories. GOD BLESS…

Jason Dials - Aug 14, 2012

So sorry for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. God Bless.

Greg and Madilyn Sands - Aug 14, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. He always had a smile and a kind word or a joke whenever we saw him. Please know that we are holding you all close in our thoughts and prayers. Greg and Marilyn Sands

Sister Diane Hay - Aug 14, 2012

To the family of Mr. Barrison,
My prayers of sympathy are with all of you. In the short time I spent with you, I could see the love that you had for each other. My heart is broken because I will not be able to be with you during this time. Please know that my prayers are with you. May God give you peace and consolation as you go through this difficult time.
Sister Diane Hay
Mercy Willard Hospital

Nancy Swope-Shern(Scott) - Aug 14, 2012

Romana, Gloria, and Ms Virginia, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Chuckie. May the spirit of our Lord give you comfort at this time of your loss. May your fond memories bring the Barrison Family much love and comfort. Nancy Swope-Shern(Scott) Dayton, Ohio.

Tim Witherspoon - Aug 14, 2012

I was so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. Children are such amazing assets and joys in our lives. At times they teach us more than we teach them. They are like little sponges, soaking up all that they see and hear. They pick up our good traits and of course our not so good traits. So we are reflections of our parents in some way. Your Father was a wonderful man. I know this because I know his young men. Chuck must have been so proud of you guys and all that you have accomplished. You are reflections of him and him of his God. It does not ease the pain or the loss you feel to know that he is in a better place, but know and believe that he is. If you need anything at all guys during this time, please do not hesitate to call. Shawn, Jermaine & Eric, I think the world of you guys and your family. Again I am sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. Remember time heals all things and so your pain will ease. Be strong and be present for your mother, she is going to need you all more than ever going forward.

Kevin Adams - Aug 14, 2012

Great guy and great athlete. I still have fond memories of Chuck from WHS, so sorry to hear of his passing. God Bless.

The Resch family - Aug 14, 2012

As a family we d send our sincerest sympoathy to you and yours at a time like this. There is nothing more sorrowful as the passing of a loved one. All must come to terms with the terible reality of death. Like the famous British Historian Arnold Toynbee stated: “From the moment of birth there is the constant possibility that a human being may die at any moment; and inevitably this possibility is going to become an accomplished fact.” We can only hope for better. Sincerely, The Entire Resch family

Don & Diane (Hastings) Dryer - Aug 14, 2012

We were so saddened to hear of Chuck’s passing — I have such nice memories of teaching him in government class as well as such fun watching him as a talented athlete. Our sincere sympathy is with Yvonne (whom I also remember fondly) and Chuck’s entire family. May God hold you all especially close at this time.

Vern case and family - Aug 14, 2012

So sorry to hear of chucks passing. He was a good. Friend And co-worker our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.he shall be missed.

Jeni and Jim Shaver - Aug 14, 2012

Eric and family, We are very sorry for your loss of your loved one. God Bless All of you and our prayers are with you. Jim and Jeni Shaver and Tyler Wagers

Tina M. Howard-Evans - Aug 14, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May God bless and strengthen you continually.

Christopher Heffley - Aug 13, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about Chuck’s passing. He was always great to my family and myself after moving to Willard as a child. He was even better as a friend and a boss while I have worked for the railroad. Chuck will be deeply missed. Please know your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you.

Hargus and Gracie Dials - Aug 13, 2012

Yvonne and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Hargus and Chuck go back a long way. You, your sons,Virginia, Freddy and the rest of the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Virginia Higgins - Aug 13, 2012

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Chuck. I worked for him on the railroad and he was a good man. He will truly be missed.
God bless you and keep you.

Mattie Hill & Juanita Hill Redmon - Aug 13, 2012

The family here in Georgia are deeply sadden on the loss of Chuckie. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family there. We know the pain during this diffcult time but look to God for your help and strength. May God keep and Bless the Barrison family
Love Aunt Mattie & Nita

Richard Burkhalter - Aug 13, 2012

I grew from a boy looking up to you to a man and friend still looking up to you. I will never forget someone who helped me, taught me, and made me laugh like you. Little Jon and I will never for get you man. A brother and friend RIP Chuck.

Joe Gama - Aug 13, 2012

The time Chuck and his family spent in Ottawa, IL. was short but the friendships and memories will last forever. Chuck was a good man and will be greatly missed. Joe Gama

Linda (Kessler) Seekatz - Aug 13, 2012

To the Barrison Family…I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Tracy Witherspoon - Aug 13, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Barrison family. May god be with you.

RUTHY MELENDEZ - Aug 13, 2012


Bryony (fulton)McCord - Aug 13, 2012

I’m so sorry for the loss of such a great man! I know Chuck was such a great father and grandfather. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Barrison family and may God be with you through this difficult time in your life!!! God Bless!

Susan Tschanen Hamman - Aug 12, 2012

So sorry to hear about Chuck passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. He was a lifelong friend, fellow classmate and co-worker of mine and he will be missed. You all cherish the memories of the time you had him and take care and God Bless. Susan

Becky Burkhalter/Schnell - Aug 12, 2012

Yvonne,So sorry to hear about Chuck. He was such a good friend to my Richie. Richie loved him & thought of him as his mentor. I lost track of you guys when I moved away. But when you are friends time doesn’t erase that. Just want you to know that you are in my thoughts & prayers today. God Bless You & the boys.

David Dalton Sr. - Aug 12, 2012

To the family of Chuck barrison,
Sorry to hear of the passing of Chuck, he was a friend and fellow co-woker. We had some good times as i worked with him as a Road Foreman and
Engineer. He will be sadly missed, always remembered.God bless all of You.
David Dalton-RET.

John LeClair - Aug 12, 2012

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Chuck. He was a dear friend and co-worker for many years. He will missed, but never forgotten by all his friends.
John LeClair

Douglas Pander Sr. - Aug 12, 2012

My heart and prayers go out to the barrison family at this time if sorrow….Chuck was a great person and will be sadly missed by his railroad family and everyone who knew him…God bles him and may he rest in peace

Nannette Schindler - Aug 12, 2012

My deepest sympathies to all of Chuck’s family on your loss.
May fond memories of good times with Chuck sustain you until you meet again.
Chuck was quite a card when I worked at the Railroad as a Special Agent. There was never a dull moment when he was around and he made me laugh a lot!!
God Bless. All of you!!

Bill - Aug 12, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss, what a good guy Chuck was, good hard worker, enjoyed and loved his family.
Bill Ritchie

Joe & Janet Androsac - Aug 12, 2012

So very sorry to hear about Chuck. It is a great loss to his family and friends.We liked Chuck a lot and we know he loved his family. We loved seeing and talking to him. He always had that smile and laugh and great stories. Our thoughts will be with Yvonne and family today. He will be sadly missed.

Rick Mente - Aug 12, 2012

My condolences to the Barrison family for your loss of a great and caring person. I will always remember Chuck for his great personality and ability to put a humorous light on most all situations.

Penny Mastron Howell - Aug 12, 2012

I was so sorry to hear of Chuck’s illness and passing. We had some great times double dating when we were in high school and a lot of great memories. Yvonne keep all the good memories close to your heart. It will help you get through the days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

Tania Weaver Gomes - Aug 12, 2012

My Dear Virginia, I am so sorry for the loss of Chuck. I can only imagine what you and your family are going through. May God give you strength to get through this most difficult time! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mike Reel - Aug 12, 2012

Yvonne,So sorry to hear about Chuck’s illness and passing. I will miss him as friend and co-worker. Kathy and I will not be able to attend his services and are so sorry we can’t. God bless your family, you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and Kathy Reel

Jo Ann Laslea - Aug 12, 2012

My deepest condolences to the entire Barrison family. I have fond memories of growing up with Chuck, he was a remarkable person. My prayers are with all of you.

Bob stover - Aug 11, 2012

I’ll always remember our senior years Ashland vs Calvert. Great game…great football player…. God bless my friend.