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Ankeny Funeral Home & Crematory

1510 West First Street, Ankeny, IA

OBITUARY

Charles Edrington Sr.

May 6, 1958November 24, 2019
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Charles Robert Edrington Sr., 61, of Ankeny, IA passed away on November 24, 2019, at home. Charles was born May 6, 1958, in Glendale, CA, to Bob and Bev (Small) Edrington.

Visitation will be at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W First Street) on Friday, November 29, 2019 from 6-8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Ankeny Funeral Home.

Charlie enjoyed watching and going to NASCAR races. Tailgating with his son and grandsons at football games was a great joy of his. Charlie especially liked cheering on his favorite football team the Steelers. One of Charles passions was free hand drawing.

Charlie is survived by his son, Charlie (Jennifer) Edrington; grandkids, Jake and Nick Edrington; parents, Bob and Bev Edrington; brothers, Bill (Marilin) and Jim (Janna); nieces and nephews, Amy, Jaclyn, Will, Chris, Travis, Elsbeth and Connor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.AnkenyFuneralHome.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 30, 2019

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Randy Harmon

November 29, 2019

Though I didn’t get to see Charlie much in the last 8 years I certainly thought of him from time to time and to me one of his greatest gifts to me when we were in contact on a much more regular basis was his ability to humble me, to somehow have the right thing to say to me to bring me back down to reality and remind me of the fact that no matter who someone was they always had something they could teach me and all people offered a lesson that I could learn from and for that I will always be grateful. Rest In Peace brother it was a honor to know you and a honor to know your son. Thank you.

Linda Lowry

November 29, 2019

Charlie was a kind and gentle soul. My dad and I met Charlie at the Iowa Speedway as we parked close to him. It wasn't long and Charlie became a member of our "Speedway tailgate family." We cherish the time spent with him hanging out in the parking lot before the races. His presence will be missed. We promise to salute him during the 2020 season.

This picture is at the Iowa Speedway with his bearded friend Jim!
God's Speed Charlie!
Linda and Jim Reardon

Shelli Guyer

November 29, 2019

R.I.P., my friend. I met Charlie through a couple of friends of mine Vicky and Tammy. I've always known Charlie to be alikeable guy and even kind of funny. He will be greatly missed by a lot of people.
Sending prayers to his family and friends. Keep riding my friend

Lori Schuette Gehring

November 28, 2019

I met Charlie when he came up to see Andy and Sabrina Watts, must've been late summer of 2013.
They came to visit me in Waterville. Sabrina had brought a game called Farkle, which we played.
Charlie was such a joy to be around.
I shall never forget farkling with you Charlie!
Gold bless you!!

Cassiea Mobley

November 28, 2019

I’ll greatly miss talking with him. We would toss words till five or six in the morning or till someone fell asleep. I’m going too miss that. He was a very positive and beautiful soul, and had a very big ❤️ I’ll play music for you 💜 ☮️ Such beautiful cool dude.
I’ll miss you friend.
purplehaze....

Jacob Edrington

November 28, 2019

Pa I know Iv always been a grandson you bragged about and bragged about how proud i made you with owning two cars and living on my own. Thank you for being the first one to ever take me for a ride on a motercycle. I’m going to have that old triumph tattooed on me with an 8 ball in flames on the gas tank because you were also the one that showed me how to play pool. I have that pool stick that was at grandmas. I will keep that with me until I join you up there. Thank you for everything you have shown me. I am happy to know I have made you proud and I think I turned out to be a good grandson to you. I know you will always be watching over me. You did a great job raising my dad and I know he will keep me in check. I know me and him will both be doing everything we can to make you proud. I love you pa. I know your new life will be great watching me, my dad, and nick all grow up. You will get to ride your bike as much as you want and play as much pool as you want with no leg pain! All of us will keep making you proud just keep watching over all of us.

Jordan Shaw

November 28, 2019

Charlie was part of a great group of people that welcomed me to their tailgate group at Newton speedway. Hanging out trying to beat the heat and taking “Caution Flag” shots. Loved every minute of laughing with Charlie. He had enough facial hair for the two of us. He will be missed dearly.

Penney Smith

November 28, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Charlie a couple of summers ago at Ankeny A-1 Rental. He is one of the nicest men I’ve ever known. Just look at that smile! - he had me laughing all of the time. He will be truly missed 💔. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Penney Smith

Drew Parker

November 28, 2019

I was one of the first people who met Charlie at the SportsPage GrillAnkeny. To be honest when I first saw Charlie I was scared to death of the man. After a few times of seeing him and realizing he was a fellow Steelers fan as myself I got the courage to sit down with him introduced myself and ever since that day a friendship started and grew from there by the love of our Pittsburgh Steelers. Over the years of knowing Charlie he told me stories of the things he had done, people that he had met and the family he loved so much. I’m glad I sat down that day and took the chance to get to know this amazing person as I got to know such a nice funny and caring human being! I valued his friendship greatly and I will always remember him!

Charlie Edrington JR YOUR SON

November 26, 2019

Dad,
My memory of you is a long one but is still way too short!
You have always been my support and the man I looked to for guidance. My chosen memory of you is the times you have told me you are Proud of me. I wanted so badly for you to always be proud and who I am as a Man, a Dad, your Son. I was so happy when you told me you were proud I graduated High school, when I graduated college, when I opened my own business, and that I have kept a Marriage together. That was always a reminder that being its hard its worth it to hear my Dad tell me he was Proud of me. The fact we went threw the road we did to be together makes those moments so much better for me to remember. You have always been there for me in my times of need no matter how big or small. I wish you could help me thru this one Dad I Miss you so much.
I will remember the fact you started following football so we had a "thing" to bond over, and it was actually the vikes you choose initially before you went full steelers. IT WORKED! Happiest I remember seeing you was at the Chiefs Steelers game with me and my Sons. That smile for those games was enormous the whole time! I love you and miss you "Old Man" I will try to be the "Giant" to my Sons hopefully as well you were and still are my "Giant"

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