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Charles Weston "Chuck" McNamee
Charles Weston Softball ManCharles Weston “Chuck” McNamee, 76 of Essex, died peacefully Thursday morning May 10, 2018 at the Marion General Hospital surrounded by his loving and devoted family.

He was born on October 31, 1941 at the home farm on Patterson Rd. to John W. and Martha (Patterson) McNamee, his mom survives on the farm.

Chuck was a 1959 graduate of the Richwood High School. He had formerly worked at the Marion Power Shovel, Whirlpool and B.F. Goodrich, but his main occupation throughout the years was that of a farmer.

Chuck was a State FFA Degree honoree, he kept up the generations of hog farming on the family farm that still goes on today. He showed steers, sheep and hogs at countless fairs all over the country. Chuck was known for his McNamee Show Pigs and later the Rush Creek Rabbits, helping many youth with their 4-H projects.

He also had a passion for sports, most notably fastpitch softball, he first started pitching for the former Richwood Athletic Club, then the Hunt Milling Team, he was also known as a “hired gun” pitcher for the Marion Industrial leagues. Over the years he has passed his knowledge and passion of pitching to countless girls through his pitching lessons. Chuck also enjoyed his time as a basketball referee.

Chuck was a longtime member of the Rush Creek (Essex) United Methodist Church, member of the former Essex K of P, National Swine Registry, helped form the Richwood Ringer Slingers. Chuck enjoyed trap shooting and going to farm auctions, it also can be said that he could tell a story or two. He appreciated his close ties with the local Amish community.

Chuck was very proud of his upbringing on Patterson Rd., which carries on today with the family farm still being a “Family Farm”.

Surviving along with his mother are his wife, Linda (Gray) McNamee whom he married September 10, 1961 at the Prospect Baptist Church, their sons: Scott (Lisa) McNamee and Mark McNamee both of Essex, grandchildren: Jennifer (Kyle) Jones and Grant (Jackee) McNamee
Great grandchildren: Nathan, William, Logan, Trulee and Rush
And many extended family

Funeral services will be held Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Rush Creek United Methodist Church, Pastor Josh Freshour will officiate, burial will follow in the Price Cemetery, friends may call Monday from 2-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Rush Creek UMC at P. O. Box 115 Richwood, Ohio 43344, The Richwood Independent Fair at PO Box 71 Richwood, Ohio 43344 and the Northern Union County Fire and EMS Assn 602 North Franklin Street Richwood, Ohio 43344

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#1 from: Sherie Lagendyk
Powell Ohio
Thu, May 10, 2018 at 6:21 PM

My heartfelt condolences to Martha, Linda, Mark, Scott and family.  Chuck was such a good man. He always took care of everyone and was such a kind and fair man. Loved him. With my sympathies to the McNamee family.

#2 from: Angela (Davis) Phipps
Thu, May 10, 2018 at 9:06 PM

Martha, Linda, Scott, Mark, and family I was deeply saddened when Marsha called and let me know of Chuck's passing I was always asking her how he was doing. Always liked talking to him and he would give me a hug when he would see me. He will be missed at family get togethers  May god give each of you the strength to say good bye but, you will always have the memories....love to all of you.

#3 from: Marsha K Harmon
La Rue, OH
Fri, May 11, 2018 at 6:14 AM

Martha, Linda, Scott, Mark and family.  I was shocked when I learned of Chuck's passing. Know  he will be missed by many that knew him.  Know you are all in my prayer's.

#4 from: Gary Mannasmith
Creating, Ohio
Fri, May 11, 2018 at 11:18 AM

So sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. We had many good visits at fairs and hay sales. My sincere condolences to the entire McNamee Family. May your faith comfort all of you.

#5 from: johna nibert
Fri, May 11, 2018 at 4:55 PM

So sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. Thinking of all of you . You have my sympathy.
       Johna Nibert

#6 from: Rhonda Furrow
Fri, May 11, 2018 at 5:15 PM

So deeply sorry for your loss,thoughts and prayers for family and friends.

#7 from: Gail DeGood-Guy & Tom Guy
Richwood, ohio
Fri, May 11, 2018 at 5:34 PM

Dear Linda and family.   We are so terribly sorry for your loss.  May God watch over all during this most difficult time.  

#8 from: Jerry & Peg Gray Weaver
Fri, May 11, 2018 at 6:41 PM

So sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. Just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. May God bless you with His peace and comfort.

#9 from: Jean and Stan Wedding
West Mansfield
Fri, May 11, 2018 at 7:39 PM

We are all so very sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. The community will seem very different with his presence. As Andy said to us last evening at the first softball tournament game, maybe the girls will have Chuck looking over them during the tournament run.

#10 from: Judy Hall Baker
Fri, May 11, 2018 at 8:24 PM

I am soooo sorry to hear about Chuck, he will be greatly missed, my thoughts and prayers are with the entire family :(

#11 from: Roy and Carol Barr
Fri, May 11, 2018 at 8:26 PM

We're so sorry to hear about Chuck. I remember him helping with the softball team.

#12 from: David and Teresa Dempsey
Fri, May 11, 2018 at 10:05 PM

Thank you “Chuck”and Linda for love and kindness you always showed  to our family.  And for welcoming Jackee into your family. And we will always share the love for my grandkids and which was you great children  Trulee and Rush they will always have memories of their grandpa Chuck. . And we could not have asked for a better Son Inlaw (your granson )Grant. Chuck you will be greatly loved  and missed but not for gotten.The Dempsey’s

#13 from: Karen Landon
Ft. Pierce, Fl.
Fri, May 11, 2018 at 10:14 PM

So sorry for your loss. May your Wonderful memories, be a comfort at this time  He will be missed.

#14 from: Nancy Deisher Hobbs
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 7:47 AM

So sorry for your loss.  My thoughts will be with you and prayers will be for you at this difficult time.  

#15 from: Nancy Wiley
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 7:48 AM

So sorry for your loss.  My heart is hurting once again as another farmer makes his way to heaven.  He will be missed.  May God be with you all.  

#16 from: Ron & Lavone Eastman
Mt. Victory, Oh.
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 8:31 AM

We have fond memories of Chuck. Please know that your family is being lifted up in prayer.

#17 from: Jayveach
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 9:15 AM

Im so sorry to hear about Chucks passing,my deepest sympathies for the entire McNamee family and everyone who met or knew him,what a great man.R.I.P.my friend.Love Jay

#18 from: Fred Smith
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 9:42 AM

The family of Chuck,I send my condolences,always had great conversations with him,Prayers for all
Rest in Peace Chuck

#19 from: Sondra Blue-Schneller
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 10:16 AM

I sure will miss you Chuck! My neighbor,my softball coach,my 4-H Rabbit guy!!Prayers and tights to all the family.

#20 from: Melissa Prose Forschler
Arnoldsville, Georgia
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 1:01 PM

May God guide you and comfort you during this time.  Chuck holds a very special place in my heart.  In moments of self doubt and struggle, he encouraged and pushed me to be the best I could be.  He truly guided me to the person I am today.  I am so thankful to have shared these moments with him. All of my love to the family.  

#21 from: Rose MaryPrice
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 2:25 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss. Remember Chuck at the girls softball games when my little sister played ball. He touched a lot of hearts. Prayers are with your family.

#22 from: Emily Holt Hobson
Columbus Ohio
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 5:30 PM

Martha, Linda and family, My condolences to you.  I am so sorry to read of Chuck's passing.  Please tell Martha how I am thinking of her and you Linda as well.  Chuck and my paths crossed many times over our life, as youth showing livestock, his Dad and my dad being great friends then later as Chuck farmed my stepmother's farmland.  He will be missed as I know he was a pillar in the Essex and Richwood communities.  Prayers and Blessings.
Emily Holt Hobson

#23 from: John and Kay
 Marion Ohio
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 7:29 PM

To our friends the McNamee Family we are so sorry for your lost .Everyone loved Chuck he will be missed by many.So happy I got to visit with him a few months ago can still here him say " how's my girl Katie " RIP" friend

#24 from: Peggy Jamison
Sat, May 12, 2018 at 11:23 PM

Linda & Family,  So sorry to hear of Chucks passing!!  He set a great example as a dad, Grandpa , neighbor and friend!! Will be praying for strength & comfort for you and your family.

#25 from: Bob and Deb McDonald
Chillcothe, Ohio 45601
Sun, May 13, 2018 at 6:41 PM

Chuck was a wonderful, kind person, a true friend.  He will be so missed by all.  Always putting others first.  Our deepest sympathy to Linda and the entire family.

#26 from: Judy Nickel
118 S. Clinton St. Richwood, Oh 43344
Sun, May 13, 2018 at 8:21 PM

To all of the family who loved Charles so very much,  May God wrap His loving arms around each one who loved Charles so very much and give each one of you peace, comfort, love, and understanding.  Chuck will be missed by a lot of people.  He was such a loving, giving, friendly, wonderful person.  May God bless each one of you!

#27 from: Chuck and Joann smith
Gypsy woods farm
Mon, May 14, 2018 at 10:53 AM

So sorry for your loss. Chuck was a remarkable man.

#28 from: Julie Ross
Mon, May 14, 2018 at 3:44 PM

Martha, Linda, Scott, Mark and families,
You have our deepest sympathy for your loss. Chuck was a great friend and he will definitely be missed. Cherish the many memories that were made.
Rick & Julie Ross

#29 from: Craig Laird
Mon, May 14, 2018 at 4:13 PM

Sorry for the lose of a good man in the community.

#30 from: Jana, Stormy &Skyler
Mon, May 14, 2018 at 8:34 PM

So sorry to hear of Chucks passing.  Thinking of you all!

#31 from: Jessica Wedding
Dublin, OH
Mon, May 14, 2018 at 9:49 PM

There were few people who could get a smile out of me when I would get down on myself in a game. In this case, on the mound. But there was always a voice that rang above the rest. I could block out every one but the one I wanted to hear. Chuck taught me many lessons, including how to pitch. I loved him dearly and always will. I hope there is a group of girls in heaven who need to know the importance of pushups and closing the gate. Because something tells me Chuck isn’t ready to stop teaching. I will miss him and am grateful for all the hugs over the years. My deepest condolences to Chuck’s family and friends. With Love - “Big Girl”

#32 from: Mike and Sue Jordan
215 Kenmore Ave. Marion
Tue, May 15, 2018 at 12:26 AM

Dearest Martha, and Linda, So sorry to hear of your loss, and we send our love prayers and hugs your way. Love to all the family as well. May the Lord surround you all with his love and strength in the coming weeks, months, and years as you will be missing an important link in your family unit. Love and Prayers, Mike and Sue Jordan

#33 from: Karen Ewing
Kissimmee Fl
Tue, May 15, 2018 at 8:04 AM

I was saddened to hear of your fathers death. My prayers are with your family at this time.

#34 from: Betsy Grubb (Hall)
Peoria, AZ
Tue, May 15, 2018 at 8:15 AM

Dear Neighbors,

I am so sorry to hear about Chuck; only comfort now is knowing his suffering is over. I don’t have many childhood memories that don’t involve the McNamee family in some way, and I will always cherish those thoughts always. I am sorry that I am not able to make it there in person to offer my thoughts and prayers; but I am thinking of all of you at this time.

Thoughts and prayers,


#35 from: Marvina Harmon Shark
Beaufort, NC
Tue, May 15, 2018 at 9:25 AM

Martha and family. You have my heartfelt condolence's in the passing of your son.  Its been 12 years since I lost mine, so I know your pain.  You and your family have always been in my prayers, since I was with mother.  Always in my prayers.

#36 from: Gary and Susie Crofut
Tue, May 15, 2018 at 12:59 PM

love and prayers to Chuck's family                                                       Gary and Susie

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