Charles L. “Chuck” Merryman, 81, of Shadyside, Ohio passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2021. He was a resident of Park Health in St. Clairsville, Ohio, where he was well-taken care of by the talented and doting staff. He remained active and happy while there.
Chuck was an outdoorsman at heart, and loved to hunt and especially fish in the rivers and lakes of Ohio, New York, Virginia and Canada. He was a long-time fixture in the Dairy Bar and Tiger Pub in Shadyside, Ohio. His many hobbies included reading, making lures, winemaking, carpentry, gardening, watching the Penguins, and NASCAR. Chuck loved cooking chickens, going to “The Strip,” and making sausage with his friends. There was very little he couldn’t craft or fix.
Chuck attended Ohio University and The University of Dayton. He was a retired school teacher in the Buckeye Local school district, where he worked for 30+ years as an Industrial Arts teacher in woods, metals, drafting, welding, and foundry. Thousands of students benefited from his passion, knowledge, and drive, and he loved what he did. Chuck also worked as a temp. during the summers for Air Products and Signode as a welder and mechanic.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Leota (Franke) Merryman of Shadyside, Ohio and his wife of 40 years, Brenda (Kirby) Merryman, also of Shadyside. Chuck leaves behind a daughter, Amy Booth (Craig), and a son, Matt (Mariann) Merryman, all of Shadyside. Chuck also leaves behind five grandchildren – Nathan and Dylan Booth, and Zeke, Zak, and Zane Merryman who all knew him as “Pap.” He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Ave Shadyside, Ohio 43947 on Wednesday, April 28 from 1-4 and 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Thursday, April 29 at the funeral home. Chuck has chosen to be cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter, by going to “TMCFunding.com”. Share your thoughts and memories of Chuck with the family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com.
Matt, Amy and families, I am so sorry to just find out about your dad. Our sincere condolences to all of you.
I remember him from MFHS many years ago, and as a very nice pleasant person. He will certainly be missed. Sorry about your loss.
Matt and Amy
So sorry for your loss. Met your dad and you guys as I worked with your mom. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. Focus on all the happy times.
Matt,Mariann, and family, sorry about loss of ur dad. Ive known him forever. I thought he had a dry sense of humor, always ejoyed his company. He will be missed by so Many. RIP Chuck.
Matt, Mariann and family, i knew ur dad forever. He was so funny. Always had a good time when he was around. He will be missed by so many.
Matt and family, Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Dad. Chuck was a great guy!
I attended BNHSclass of 77, Mr Merryman and Mr Noble were the industrial arts teachers. Mr Merryman had a 1966 Bronco that was clean as they come, but on a hunting trip it had caught fire. I remember him telling us he was in a freshly plowed field and he lifted the hood and put a giant clump of plowed furrow on the carb to douse the fire! We had a ball cleaning all the dirt out of the carb. What a guy! One of the best teachers and people I had the pleasure of meeting, while at BNHS. One of a kind, loved by all. Sorry for your loss.
your light will never go out
What do you say about someone who knew you better than you know yourself..that was Chaz .All through my years at Buckeye North he watched over me and we became friends there after, he “got me” understood all that I went through and was going through.The day my Mom passed in 1990, He was the first person I called and cried to and his words , some how helped me get through it, just as he did with other things in my life . He and I kept in touch up into a year or so ago. He was a constant in my life, So you see he wasnt just a Great teacher..He was one of a kind.. that cant be replaced .My deepest heart felt Sympathy and prayers to all his family, Gonna miss you so much Chuck…Rest in sweet peace. ( TC) Love Ya , TB