Charles Edward Moorehead, 74, of New Philadelphia, passed away in his home, surrounded by his loving family, on April 24, 2023, from cancer caused by Agent Orange exposure.
Born in Dennison on February 24, 1949, he was the son of the late Charles Howard and Regina Jean (Marignoni) Moorehead. Chuck graduated from Canton McKinley High School.
Chuck honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart, Vietnamese Hero Medal, Air Medal, Wounded in Combat Medal, Army accommodation, received two Unit citations for bravery, and the Bronze Star. Chuck was a proud member of the New Philadelphia VFW Post #1445, the Tuscarawas VFW Post # 7943, the Vietnam Veterans of America, The Scio American Legion Post # 482 and The Cadiz American Legion Post # 34. Additionally, he was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
His professional career spanned 20 years serving as a veteran service officer at Harrison County Veterans Service Office. However, Chuck’s entire life was devoted to serving his fellow veterans.
Chuck will be deeply missed by his wife, Diana Sue (Malone) Moorehead; his children, Michael Moorehead of Canton and Christopher (Tanya) Moorehead of Richmond, KY; his step-daughters, Deedra Testa of Mt. Sterling, OH, Angela Thomas of Sherrodsville, and Megan Bailey of Canal Fulton; and his brother, Bill (Carol) Moorehead of Canton. Seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and five step-grandchildren complete the family.
Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. A service celebrating Chuck’s life will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday beginning at 11 a.m. with Father Jeff Coning officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery where the New Philadelphia VFW Post #1445 will render military honors.
Memorial contributions in Chuck’s memory may be directed to Wounded Warrior Project, https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org.