Charles Vernon Denlinger, the oldest son of Millard and Orpha Garber Denlinger, was born August, 19, 1931, at their home near Trotwood, Ohio. He answered the Master’s call and was baptized into the Old German Baptist Brethren Church on May 13, 1953, in the Stillwater district.
On August 2, 1953, He was united in marriage with Elizabeth Jean Bowman. They lived their first 8 ½ years at Piqua, Ohio in the Covington district, moving to Greenville, Ohio, residing in the Oak Grove district in February of 1962. Their home was blessed with 2 sons and 3 daughters. They shared the joys and sorrows of life for 64 years. After Moms passing on Jan. 22, 2018, Dad continued living at home with the help of Hospice and his children for 2 more years. He passed away on the same day, 1 hour short of the time mom changed time for eternity.
Dad was engaged in farming for 55 years and milking for 40 years. He was called to the 1-W Service from 1955-1957 and served in Findlay, Ohio at the hospital. Dad was called to the deacon’s office in August 1969 and installed with his companion; to which he willing served. Dad always had a desire to help others. This desire showed thru in his farming years and his 25 years of gathering and delivering of pickles, cheese and assorted goods from the Holmes County area. Dad had failing health the last year of his life and he bore it with a God given patience. He had a beautiful, peaceful passing on January 22, 2020, about 4 p.m.
He is survived by 2 sons, Gerald and Veneta, and Eric and Marcia; and 3 daughters, Judith and Myrl Montgomery, Koneta and Steven Garber, and Carol and Tony Layman; 9 grandsons, 9 granddaughters, 38 great grandchildren; Surviving brothers and sister; Marion and Mildred Denlinger, Reta and Everett Lavy, Donna and Jerry Williamson, Lena and Darrell Bower, Martha and Ralph Brubaker, and Tom Denlinger 3 sisters-in-laws, Phyllis Miller, June Metzger, and Nancy and David Sprenkel; and 2 brother-in-laws Ronald Shellabarger, Harvey and Robyn Bowman; sister-in-law, Carol Bowman ; along with many nephews, nieces, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, Daniel and Edith Bowman; 2 sisters-in-laws, Lois Garber, and Mary Shellabarger; 4 brother-in-laws, Wayne Miller, Marvin Metzger, Henry Garber and Albert Bowman; and sister-in-law, Judith (Judy) Denlinger; and a nephew, Marlin Denlinger.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 27 at 10am at the Covington meetinghouse by the home Brethren. Grandsons carried Grandpa to his resting place at the Oakland Cemetery north of Gettysburg, Ohio. Visitation was held at the meetinghouse Sunday, January 26, 2-5 & 6-8pm. We rejoice in the fact that Dad is no longer confined to his bed as he slipped into the arms of Jesus.
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” (I Corinthians 15:58)
The family wishes to express their appreciation for all the prayers and loving support given to us from our family members, church family, neighbors, and friends through Dads illness and passing.
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