Charles “Howard” Stearns, 78, of Millbury, OH passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. He was born April 2, 1935 in Fostoria, OH, the son of Charles and Esta (Blosser) Stearns.
Howard served in the Marine Corp Reserves from 1958 to 1961. He married Carolyn Drown on March 16, 1962 and she preceded him in death on December 11, 2002.
He was a Truck Driver at Matlack in Oregon, OH for thirty-five years. Howard previously worked at Seneca Wire in Fostoria and was also a Pin Setter for the bowling alley in Fostoria. He retired in 1996 at the age of sixty-one. Howard was a member of Old Fort United Methodist Church, a member of the C.B. Club where his C.B. Handle was “Leatherneck”. He enjoyed Star Trek, watching westerns and T.V. shows everyday. Howard also enjoyed, camping, fishing, boating and eating at Bob Evans every night for ten years. He owned and loved driving his Corvette back in the 60’s.
Howard is survived by his children, Margaret (James) Wooding, Toledo, OH, Charles Stearns, Tiffin, OH, Terri (Gary) Davenport, Green Springs, OH, Blaine Stearns, Millbury, OH; step son, Jack (Sandy) Didion, Northwood, OH; grandchildren, Tammy Spires, Andrea Bland, Malisha Bridges, Benjamin Stearns, Shaleen Jacobs, Kylie Stearns, Daniel Davenport, Donald Davenport, Rachel Greene, Beth, Brianna and Brandon Didion; great grandchildren, Kym, Liz, Kaelar, Logan, Courtney, Tyler, Olivia, Hanna and Quinn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Elizabeth (Blake) Stearns; second wife, Carolyn Stearns and granddaughter, Nicole Stearns.
Visitation: Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Horvath-Hanes Funeral Home, 211 N. Broadway St, Green Springs, OH.
Service: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 7:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Marc Quinter officiating.
Memorials: Cherry Street Mission Ministries – 105 17th St, Toledo, OH 43624 or Hospice of Northwest OhioPrint Obituary & Condolences