Charles R. Poston

May 5, 1926January 1, 2013
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Charles R Poston, 86, died Monday, January 1st, 2013 of complications from heart disease. Charles, a true self-made man, lived a meaningful and inspiring life to all. He was born May 5, 1926 in Drumright, Oklahoma where he lived until moving to Tennessee as a child. At the young age of 15 years old, he set out on his own to find work in Dayton, Ohio. He met the love of his life, Mabel Hampton, and soon married her in Newport, Kentucky on July 20th of 1945. They had a caring and loving marriage for 67 years. He was a loving father and generous man who appreciated and guided his children. Charles was an owner and creator of the Dayton Hasty Tasty chain of Restaurants, The Char-Burger chain of Restaurants, The Fireplace Inn on Woodman Ave., and The Cattleman off route 35. He loved his work and was generous to his employees. He worked hard at his craft to please the public. He always thought of what others needed and helped when he could. He gave much to many and will be missed by the people who touched his life. He is survived by his wife, Mabel; his brothers, Raymond Poston and Gene and Carol Poston; his children, Sharlene and Vincent Barrington, Rick and Linda Poston, Barbara and Michael Culbertson, and Tina and Keith Scheidler; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Nicholas Poston, Amanda Poston and Chad Stocker, Natalie Poston, Michael and Amber Harris, Matthew, Asher and Moriah LaCour, Melanie Scheidler, Adam Scheidler, Emma and Molly Stocker-Poston, Billy Cook, Vincent Barrington, Diane Barrington and numerous other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by brothers, Robert, Paul, and Roy Poston; his sister, Rose Master; his mother, Susan; and father, Earnest. Charles was a member of Hawker United Church of Christ, of the St. John Lodge F&AM and was a 32nd degree with the Valley of Dayton. Most of all the family would like to give a big thank you to Hospice of Dayton for their care, love and time. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2012 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME – BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL with Pastor Robert Walker officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion Park Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Dayton. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2013

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Sue Lannom Miller

April 2, 2013

Sincere sympathy to all the Poston family. I met Chuck/wife at a family reunion some years ago in "Gainesboro,Tn". My mother was Ruby Phillips,daughter of John T. Phillips. We stayed at the same motel in Cookeville. Special people are never forgotten and it seems Chuck leaves that legacy for family and friends. He will be forever missed, but not forgotten. God Bless! Sue Lannom Miller

Cissy Shumway

March 25, 2013

I just learned today of Chuck's passing away. I am so sorry for your loss. He recently came to my mothers service w/ Barbie (phyllis chasteen) It was so sweet to see him. He and Mabel were like a part of my family. We loved you both so much. Were great to us as employee's. And I have so many wonderful memories of your family. May God Bless each of you. He will be truly missed by so many people. Love to you, Cissy Shumway

Mary Gillespie

January 21, 2013

So sorry to hear of Chucks passing. He was a very generous man. He opened his Michigan home to our family every year we were growing up. We have such fond memories. My father worked for Chuck at Hasty Tasty, and all the other restaurants. My father, Bill and Chuck are in heaven working on the next project together. Thank you and may god bless you all. .

Linda Tincher

January 10, 2013

Aunt Mabel, Sharlene,Rick,Barbara and Tina. Uncle Chuck will always be with all of you as long as you keep him in your heart and mind, speak of him often.
I was happy to work for Aunt Mabel and Uncle Chuck at the Fireplace Inn, I met my husband while working there for them and that was 36 years ago.
Uncle Chuck gave me tickets to the circus so I could take my then two little boys, what a great time we all had. Thank you Uncle Chuck.
Uncle Chuck may be gone from this earth but never forgotten.
May God be with all of you in this sad time.
Your niece, Linda

Kathy Flint

January 8, 2013

To the Poston Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, and brother. While we were not fortunate enough to know Charles, we knew a lot about him. My late husband was close friends with his brother, Roy, for more than thirty years, and also knew Raymond, Rose, Susan, and Cousin Susie.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you; may God give you strength and comfort.

Mrs. Roger Flint

Michael Poston

January 8, 2013

I seen my uncle chuck back in October with my grandpa Ray and i had a great time. I have great memories of my uncle and i will miss him very much. My prayers are with you aunt Mable. love you.

Michael Roy Poston

January 8, 2013

I seen my uncle chuck back in October with my grandpa Ray Poston and i had a great time. I have great memories of my uncle and i will miss him very much. My prayers are with you aunt Mable. love you all.

Sherry Sierer Whittaker

January 5, 2013

I have many great memories of the Poston family, and remember Mr. Poston as a very handsome and fun person to be around. I am so very sorry for your loss and can only say, I know where he is and someday I will have the pleasure of seeing him again.

I would really like to hear from Sharlene. I am on facebook and hope to hear from you.


January 5, 2013

To the Poston I am sorry to hear of this dead. Rick and I were in the same Class, If I remember right Your Father Lived in the same town Monterey, tn where my father grown up has well has Dale Stamps Father. Remember well how your father had the wrestling team dine at the CHAR BURGER AND RIDING MY BIKE TO YOUR HOUSE LOTS OF GOOD MEMORIES.

Danny Bushong

January 5, 2013

Mable, I am so sorry for your loss. Chuck was such a good man. I wish I had learned sooner. I owe a lot to Chuck. He put me into business. Helped me in so many ways. Even got me my first truck. What a sad time.

Danny Bushong