Charles Zora LaFuze, age 79, of Ansonia, OH, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Randolph Nursing Home in Winchester, IN.
He was born Tuesday, May 5, 1936 in Castine, OH, a son of the late Ben and Myrtle (Stroub) LaFuze.
In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by two brothers, Von "Rusty" LaFuze and Raymond LaFuze; two sisters, Christine Lee and
Joan LaFuze; and 4 grandchildren.
Charles was a tinkerer. He loved taking things apart and putting them back together. He could fix anything electrical or mechanical. Charles was an electrician and plumber and owned Ansonia Electrical and Plumbing for 40 years. Retired from Shrader's Tires in Greenville after over 20 years of service. He loved the Lord and was a friend to all.
Charles is survived by 5 children, Richard (Cheryl) LaFuze, FL, Joan Mangen, AL, Gary (Amy) LaFuze, Winchester, IN, Shirley (Greg) Wampler, Ansonia, OH, John (Carey) LaFuze, FL; 1 brother, Frederick Stanley, Muncie, IN; 3 sisters, Carol (Keith) Hazelrigg, TX, Phyllis Erkhard, VA, Joyce Rutter, Dawn, OH; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor Monte Evans officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Beamsville Cemetery.
Family and friends may visit Saturday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Funeral Home in Greenville.