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Charles "Dick" R Garren

December 16, 1952 ~ May 26, 2021 (age 68)

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Charles “Dick” R. Garren, 68 of Commercial Point, OH passed away on  Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at OSU James Cancer Hospital in Columbus.  Dick was born on December 16, 1952 to the late Charles Edward and Phyllis (Knapp) Garren in Columbus, OH.  He was a 1971 graduate of Teays Valley, a Franklin County Sheriff Deputy for 25 years and previous Chief of Police of Commercial Point for 8 years.   Dick played semi-professional baseball many years ago and was a member of Fraternal Order of Police and Commercial Point Men’s Club and loved golfing.

Dick is survived by his wife of 33 years Deborah L. (Graybill) Garren; children Charles “Zac” (Lisa) Garren of Commercial Point, Nicole (Jason) Deemer and Jared (Malinda) Garren of Ashville; grandchildren Lainey, Trystyn and Cooper; sisters Sheila (Steven) Gulick and Sherry (Lyle) Elliot; 2 nephews. 

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tues. June 1st with Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. on Wed. June 2nd   at Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, 420 W. Main St. Ashville 43103.  Interment will follow at Beckett Cemetery in Commercial Point.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:  The Ohio State University Foundation, Attn: The James Cancer Research Center, 1480 W. Lane Ave. Columbus, OH 43221. Online condolences at


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June 1, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home
420 W. Main St.
Ashville, OH 43103

Funeral Service
June 2, 2021

10:00 AM
Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home
420 W. Main St.
Ashville, OH 43103

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