Charles Edward Newland, age 83, of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away Monday morning, March 2, 2020, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
Chuck was born in Lima, Ohio February 24, 1937, to the late Woodrow Wilson and Mabel (Hern) Newland. He married the former Rebecca Ann Bryan August 26, 1961 in Findlay, Ohio and she preceded him in death January 26, 2004.
Chuck is survived by his son, Mark Brian (Beth Natali) Newland of Westerville, Ohio and his daughter, Elizabeth Kaye (Tom) Brill of Barnesville; six grandchildren, Lauren (Cory) Reese, Bryan Newland, Seth Newland, Ben Newland, Amy (Heath) Smith, Beth Ann (Jeremy) Starr; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Judith A. Wilcox of Marion, Ohio.
Chuck was a graduate of Waynesfield High School, Findlay College and was a Veteran of the United States Army. He earned a varsity letter playing football at Findlay College. He spent thirty plus years working in the Benjamin Logan Schools, both as a teacher and transportation director. He was Benjamin Logan’s first wrestling coach, and at one time or another also coached football, basketball, and track as well as having taught Driver’s Education. He was a member of the East Liberty Masonic Lodge. In retirement, Chuck enjoyed woodworking and adored the time spent with his grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Zanesfield United Methodist Church Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Pastors Jessica Cavinee and Gary Bragg will officiate Chuck’s funeral Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Zanesfield United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow the funeral service at the Zanesfield Cemetery with military honors provided by the Logan County Veterans Honor Guard.
The arrangements are being handled by the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.