The Rev. Charles Sanger, 83, of Cleveland passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, in a local hospital.
He was a member of the North Cleveland Church of God and a minister with the Church of God for over 50 years before his retirement.
He was the son of the late James Martin Sanger and Anna Mae Stewart Sanger.
He was married to Alice Ann Sanger for over 50 years, before her death in 2003.
He began his ministry in West Virginia as an evangelist and quickly settled in as a successful pastor. He pastored churches in Weirton, Kellysville, Petersburg, Clarksburg and Logan all in West Virginia. From there he moved to Orlando, Fla. and became pastor of Grace Street Church of God in Apopka, where he pastored for over 25 years before his retirement. He moved to Cleveland in the early 2000s to be near family.
He loved the Church of God and enjoyed his time as a greeter at North Cleveland Church until his health forced his final retirement. He also enjoyed the Wednesday morning prayer group at the Church of God Headquarters in Cleveland.
He was blessed to know Linda Tatum’s family, Ed and Teresa Brown and Danita Rumler with whom he shared many holidays and delicious meals.
Survivors include his sons: David Sanger and Paul Sanger both of Cleveland; his grandson: Joseph Sanger, and daughter-in-law Kris Sanger; his close companion, Linda Tatum and her family; brothers: Bob Sanger and James Sanger of Beckley, West Va.; sisters: Gloria Hale of Cleveland, Anna Lee Mann of Atlanta, Ga., and Brenda Casson of Rock Hill, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. today, April 6, 2014, at the North Cleveland Church of God with Pastor Mitch Maloney, Pastor Travis Porter and Pastor Larry Wilson officiating.
Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with Hugh Hale, Bobby Sanger, Joseph Sanger, Don Warrington, Roland Sharp and Ed Brown serving as casket bearers.
The family will receive friends today from 1:30 until service time at 3 at the church.
Jim Ruth Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
We encourage you to share your memories and or condolences with the family by going to www.jimrushfuneral homes.com.