Charles E. (Gundy) Wyant, 82, of Briarwood Drive, Franklin, passed away surrounded by his loving family following an extended illness, at 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Sugarcreek Station.
Born April 26, 1930, in Utica, Charles was a son of the late John Clark and Ina Mae Long Wyant. On Feb. 23, 1951, he married his wife of 61 years, the former Earlene J. Rice, who survives.
Gundy was a peacetime U.S. Navy veteran. He worked as a laborer for more than 30 years with the Laborer’s Union 323 of Butler prior to his retirement.
Gundy was a member of Franklin Moose Lodge 83, a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Jesse Greer Post 411, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on cars. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, Gundy is survived by his five children, John E. Wyant and his wife, Sue, of Cypress, Texas, Charles M. Wyant of Titusville, Lloyd E. Wyant and his wife, Cindy, of Seneca, Linda D. Perry and her husband, Greg, of Oil City, and Debra S. Zaccari and her husband, Tony, of Franklin; and his 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Additionally, Gundy is survived by his brother, Richard (Dick) Wyant of Everett, Wash.; and his sister, Marge Lowrie of Franklin.
In addition to his parents, Gundy was preceded in death by his three brothers, William A. Wyant, Lemuel L. Wyant and John C. Wyant; his three sisters, Mary Jane Welton, Sarah M. Hollabaugh and Elsie K. Greathouse; and his granddaughter, Nicole Kerlin.
Family and friends will be received at Gardinier Funeral Home Inc., 1315 Chestnut St., Franklin, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Saturday, with Tom Marstellar of Congress Hill Church of God officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the VETS Honor Guard.
Interment will be in Cooperstown Cemetery.
To send flowers, cards, online condolences or for further information, family and friends are invited to visit gardinierfuneralhome.com.