Charles was born on Feb. 26, 1944, in Warsaw to Harold and Dorothy (Tusing) McKibbin. He married Patricia Clouse on Oct. 29, 1980; she survives.
As a child, Charles was a member of the FFA and 4-H and enjoyed working on the farm. He eventually went to work at R R Donnelley and Sons in Warsaw, retiring in 2006. He kept busy after his retirement working on small projects in his garage, helping others with yard work, cutting wood and other small projects. He loved spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren. He enjoyed watching Cincinnati Reds baseball, hunting and fishing.
Charles is survived by his wife of 31 years: Patricia McKibbin, Milford; five children: Michelle Charles, Goshen, Ind.; Todd McKibbin, Nappanee, Ind.; Todd (Nancy) Clouse, Milford; Brian (Angie) Clouse, Milford; Tina (Patrick) Fraley, Milford; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; a brother: Joe (Karen) McKibbin, Texas; and a sister: Carolyn (Rex) Hoffman, Warsaw.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Tom McKibbin.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, at Mishler Funeral Home, Milford. Services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 12, at the funeral home. Reverend Jesse Beer will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Milford Cemetery.
Pall bearers are going to be Miles Nellans, Bob Brooks, Bob Stump, Steve Haney, Gary Harmon and Jim Conway.
Memorial contributions may be given to Goshen Cancer Care Center.