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Charles L. McCune

January 15, 1950 — June 8, 2023

Massillon

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Charles "Charlie" Leonard McCune, 73, of Massillon, OH, passed away June 8, 2023, after a short illness.

Born in 1950, in Orma, West Virginia, Charlie moved to Ohio in his teens and spent the rest of his years creating a life and legacy in Massillon. He graduated from Washington High School and joined the US Army, where he defended the Korean DMV during the Vietnam War.

After an injury in the military, he moved home and went to Kent State University to study journalism. Over the years he wrote for the local Evening Independent and various small press publications. He also donated his time as a volunteer to the Veteran's Administration, helping relieve the burden and make the experience smoother for our former military. In his free time, he traveled the US and Europe, gardened, followed politics and world events, and made as much time for others as he could.

Disabled from his service, Charlie had to deal with everything from hip replacements gone wrong to mental trauma from a confusing conflict, but he didn't let it get the best of him. He lived his life with grace and love, always willing to protect and defend the people around him, and unerringly showing respect, understanding, and unconditional love to the people fortunate enough to enter his atmosphere. Through his actions he taught the magic of curiosity, the contentment in doing the right thing regardless, and the importance keeping an open mind has over judging someone or something else without question.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Glenna, and his sister Diane, as well as other family members and friends his long life brought to him. He is survived by his wife, Denise, his children, Deanna (Mark), Darla (Steve), and Jericho, his grandchildren, Justin (Angela), Erin (Matt), Brandon, Brianna and Asher, his great-grandchildren, Sara and Aria, and siblings Del (Lisa), Deloris, and Tim (Kris), as well as all the nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends he treated as family throughout his life.

Cremation arrangements have been made, and there will not be calling hours. In lieu of a gathering, he wished for everyone that remembered him to find time to reach out to someone close, tell their favorite stories and share what they loved about him, and use that opportunity to make a deeper connection to the people in their life. In lieu of flowers and food and taking time off and travel plans and all the other little things that make a funeral a surprising cost, please consider donating something to an organization dedicated to making the health and lives of our veterans better.

He will be interred at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a future date.  Arrangements entrusted to Adams Mason Funeral Home (330) 535-9186

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