Johnny Oscar “J.O.” Charles
Passed away Monday, August 12, 2019
At his residence.
A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late Clifford and Burnella “Sis” Daugherty Charles and was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Frances “Frankie” Palmer Charles on June 5, 2007; two sons, Johnny Oscar Charles Jr. “Little Joe”, Ricky Charles; two sisters, Wanda Barnes and Betty Lunsford; one brother, Donny Dean Charles. J.O. was a former employee of Norfolk Southern Railroad as a crane operator and was a member of West End Baptist Church.
Survivors include six daughters and four sons-in-law,
Charlotte and Larry Boyd of Niota
Ruth and Ronnie Hearron
Johnnie and Jeff Garrett of Athens
Eva McKeehan of Athens
Janet and Darrell Gregory of Athens
Cheryl Charles Moore of Athens
One son and two daughters-in-law,
Randy and Teresa Charles of Niota
Deb Charles of Athens
18 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild
Kenneth and Dee Charles of Athens
Denny and Jerry Charles of Athens
Four sisters and one brother-in-law,
Estalene Deakin of Etowah
Peggy Smith of Niota
Mary Ellen and Mack Wilson of Sweetwater
Kaye Wattenbarger of Athens
Several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones.
Special friend, Lisa Ward
The family would like to thank all the Dialysis Nurses and Doctors and the nurses at Amedisys Hospice for the care shown to their father.
Funeral services will be 7 pm Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Stephens and Rev. Jimmy Price officiating. Burial will be 11 am Thursday in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Boyd, Josh Hearron, Jonathan Charles, Brian Moore, Brad Moore, Will Henry, Dillian Charles, Nicklaus Wright, Dustin Dake, and Marshall Watson.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.
If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.
Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Johnny “J.O.” Oscar Charles.