Charles L “Chuck” Gilson went home to be with His Lord April 10. He was born Feb. 3, 1928 in Wadsworth. Chuck lived most of his life in Akron, and worked for Firestone nearly 40 years. He retired and lived most recently in Brooksville, Florida. He will be remembered fondly for many reasons, but the most treasured are his love for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his sense of humor, his faithfulness to the churches he attended, and his energy that allowed him to enjoy many sports and activities (but HAD to win!). Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Lydia (McCrork) and Charles I. Gilson, his first wife of 50 years, Loraine (Hayes) Gilson, his son, Charles L. Gilson II, sisters, Doris Smith, and June Beck, and brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Shirley Hayes. He is survived by his wife, Beverly (Lance) Gilson; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Judy Gilson; brother-in-law, Mel (Dee) Hayes; sister-in-law Carolyn Hayes; daughters, Cheryl (Tom) Linhart, Pamela (Calvin) Knox and Debby Long; daughter-in-law Nancy Gilson; grandchildren, Amanda (Brad) Shreve, Scott (Missy) Gilson, Aaron (Bethany) Henley, Val (Joe) Lisiecki, Kurt Long and Natasha Johnson. He had 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews with whom he loved to spend time. Chuck’s family will receive friends Monday, April 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Campfield Hickman Collier Funeral Home, 566 W. Park Ave., Barberton 44203, where his funeral service will be Tuesday, April 16 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mike Prebynski officiating. Burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials can be sent to Northcliffe Baptist Church Building Fund, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34608 or HYPERLINK “http://www.northcliffeonline.org” www.northcliffeonline.org.