He owned and operated Watson Hardware and the Tap House of Oberlin for many years. He was a former member of the Exchange Club and Rotary Club of Oberlin. Charlie received the Broadwell Award at Oberlin High School for his sports and acadmic achievements. Charlie was an avid sportsman during his high school days at Oberlin and also Bowling Green State University. He enjoyed golf, gardening, playing cards and playing baseball with his grandsons.
He is survived by his parents, Dean and Jean Palmer of Oberlin; daughters, Nikki M. Truxall and Kelly A. Palmer of Oberlin; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; brother, Donald Palmer of Powell; sister, Susan Walker of Grafton; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held at New Russia Township Hall, Oberlin, on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, from 4 P.M. until the time of Memorial Service at 5 P.M. Pastor Josh Moldenhauer of Grace Lutheran Church will officate. Interment will be in New Russia Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oberlin Baseball Federation, 309 Edgemere Place, Oberlin, OH 44074; or to Grace Lutheran Church, 310 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074.