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Charles O. "Chuck" DeGarmo

August 23, 1946 ~ January 21, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old


Ode to Charles Owen DeGarmo age 76

An obituary that is clean and bright doesn’t seem at all just right

But a celebration of life is what we have here that much is crystal clear

Charles Owen DeGarmo was a funny, happy, loving, quirky man

He loved to laugh, play cards, tell stories and was his grandkids biggest fan

He managed to survive a car accident, heart attack and a previous neurological event

He also managed to survive 5 children driving, through college, and marriage without incident

Go big or go home is what has happened now with a stroke that took him but not sure how

We all said goodbye in the varied ways we could and he passed with a baseball cap on his head looking good

Dad is survived by his wife Suzanne of 43 years, no doubt there were many times of tears and cheers

He is survived by his children, Chase, Adam, Bill, Erica, and Emily who he would always encourage

He is survived by his daughter Bernice from a previous marriage

Nine grandkids ages 6 months to 16 years he was able to know and much love they did show

For their Pap was always available for a hug, a funny joke, funny face or good story

Also when he played or walked his dog Copper, he was in his glory

Dad was 76 years young when his body finally gave out

We know he’s in Heaven walking around out and about

He gets to play with the previously deceased pets, talk and catch up with two of his siblings and parents

A reunion of sorts a seemingly happy occurrence

Down on Earth we will deal with loss and stages of grief but he went in his sleep so there is some relief

Celebrations in memory of Dad will take place and each time we remember him you’ll see a smile on our face

Above is the Dad, Pap, Chuck, Charlie we’d like you to know

The facts and formal obituary are as below.


Charles O. “Chuck” DeGarmo, 76, of New Alexandria, OH, passed away on January 21, 2023 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

He was born August 23, 1946, in Wheeling, WV, a son of the late Charles E. and Helen I. (Bash) DeGarmo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry and baby boy DeGarmo; and a sister, Darlene Sims.

Surviving are his wife, Suzanne (Fusco) DeGarmo, whom he married September 4, 1979; six children, Emily (Christopher) Guerriero of Penn Hills, PA, Erica (Shane) Wetherell of New Alexandria, OH, Bill (Ashley) DeGarmo of New Alexandria, OH, Adam (Darcey) DeGarmo of Wellsburg, WV, Chase DeGarmo and his fiancé Taylor Richards of Wellsburg, WV and Bernice DeGarmo of Loris, SC; two brothers, Alan (Mary) DeGarmo and Edward DeGarmo; a sister, Judy Campbell, all of Wellsburg, WV; and ten grandchildren, Aurelia and Ivy Guerriero; Liam, Evaley, Harlow and Grayson DeGarmo; Madison, Jovelyn and Clayton DeGarmo; and Ty (Duane) Bellamy and Byrson Pyle.

In following with Chuck’s wishes there will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be directed in Chuck’s memory to The Jefferson County Humane Society -

Arrangements were entrusted to Wheeler Funeral Home, Brilliant, OH

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