Age 39, of Portsmouth, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. He was born in Portsmouth on October 15, 1980 to Paul D. and Beverly (Cooley) Charles, Sr. A 1999 graduate of Wheelersburg High School, Paul worked as a laborer for a lumber company. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing baseball.
He is survived by his mother, Beverly Charles of Portsmouth; grandfather, Robert Cooley of New Boston; daughters, Olivia and Ragan Charles, both of Portsmouth; sisters, Crystal Gifford of West Palm Beach, FL, Rebecca Sanchez of Clarksville, TN, Christina Charles of Wheelersburg; half-brother, Scott Jones; stepsister, Misty Bare; stepbrothers, Randall and Shawn Rawlins; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul D. Charles, Sr., grandmother, Norma Cooley, and stepfather, Randy Rawlins.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at D.W. SWICK-NELSON FUNERAL HOME in New Boston. Interment will follow at South Webster Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Fond memories of Paul and expressions of condolence may be shared at www.DWSwickNelsonFuneralHome.com.
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