Charles L. Farrell, 82, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Granite City, passed away at his home on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.
He was born Dec. 12, 1931, in Granite City.
Charles was a fireman for the Granite City for the Granite City Fire Department for 19 years. He worked for Kaiser Steel in California and retired from Total Petroleum in Oklahoma as a dispatcher.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice (Arbogast) Farrell; a son, Michael Farrell; mother and stepfather, Fay S. and Carl Puhse; and grandparents, Laura and Ben Hudson.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Derek Ewing; two grandchildren and their spouses, Emily and Trevor Wright and Robyn and Mike Roberts; two great-grandchildren, Magen and Jaden Wright, all of Oklahoma; a sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Jerry Lakin of Granite City; brother-in-law, John Arbogast of Highland; many nieces and nephews; other extended family and friends.
In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irwin Chapel Funeral Home, www.irwinchapel.com, is in charge of arrangements.