Charles L. “Chooch” Wilkes Obituary

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Charles Chooch L. Wilkes, Bristolville, Ohio - obit

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Chuck “Chooch” L. Wilkes died on Monday, July 2, 2018 at the age of 59. 

He was born in Warren, Ohio on October 24, 1958 to the late William and Phyllis Ott Wilkes. 

He graduated from Bristol High School, where he met his soon to be wife, Tammy Tomko Wilkes. They had a son together, David and settled in Bristolville, Ohio and have been there since.

Chuck was a hard worker and was employed at GM. 

The things he liked doing with his family and friends were hunting, fishing, golfing and camping. Chooch enjoyed having get-togethers with friends and family and throwing down a few beers. He loved being in nature and spending time in the woods at “the property”. He was an avid rock music fan and enjoyed listening to music and going to concerts. He was a lifelong fan of Cleveland sports. Chuck passed his love of sports and music onto his son, Dave, whom he was very proud of. He enjoyed spending time with his friend Mike Jarrett.

Chuck and Tammy attended church at St.’s Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Warren.

Chuck was very proud of his family and the life that he built and worked hard for.

Chuck leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Tammy Tomko Wilkes of Bristolville, whom he married September 19, 1981; his son, Dave (Nina) Wilkes of Bristolville; his brothers, David (Glenda) Wilkes of Orwell, James (Patty) Wilkes of Champion and Tommy Wilkes of Powdersville, South Carolina; his sisters, Terry (Bob) Skibo of  Austintown and Marilyn (Jerry) Foster of Champion; his brother and sister-in-law, Joey and Ruthanne Tomko of Cortland; his father and mother-in-law, Joe and Nancy Tomko of Bristolville and he leaves behind many nieces and nephews; as well as friends who loved him.

Chuck’s parents and a brother, Billy Wilkes have preceded him.  

The family will hold calling hours at 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018 followed by a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. at McFarland-Barbee Family Funeral Home, 271 N. Park Avenue, Warren, Ohio 44481, 330-393-9621.

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In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to St.’s Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, 180 Belvedere NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.

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