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Charles J. Claypoole

September 3, 1935 ~ May 8, 2020 (age 84)


Charles J. “Chuck” Claypoole, 84, of Butler, formerly of Petrolia, Fairview Twp., passed away late Friday evening, May 8, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot from complications of cancer.

Charles was born in Fairview Twp., Butler County on September 3, 1935.  He was the son of the late Howard and Myrtle Ace Claypoole.

Charles attended school in Karns City and had been employed for many years at Pullman Standard in Butler, Hutchison Dry Cleaners, and drove the BART bus.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, the company of his chiwaghaws, Butterball and Peach reading, and was an avid bingo player.

Chuck is survived by his long time companion, Lora Ealy of Butler; his children, Daryl Claypoole and his wife, Bonnie, of Butler, Katherine L. Hilliard and her husband, Verrel “Joe”, of Chicora, Jack Claypoole and his wife, Crystal, of Butler, and Diana Everetts of Butler; a step daughter, Joyce Ealy of Butler, 21 grandchildren, as well as a number of great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by three children, Charles J. Claypoole Jr. and Rachel Claypoole Rhinebolt, Mickey Blystone; a step daughter, Judy Ealy; his siblings, Jake Claypoole, Gilbert “Bunt” Claypoole, Mary Boofer, Amanda Pisor, and Elsie Dunkle.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday from the funeral home with the Pastor Thomas Bowser, officiating.  Interment will be in Bear Creek Cemetery, Petrolia.  For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit

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