Charles Harrington


May 6, 2020

Sept. 25, 1944 - April 26, 2020

Charles Lenard Harrington, 75, of Sweet Home died April 26, 2020.

He was born Sept. 25, 1944 in Maroa, Ill., to Harold Lenard and Effie Myrtle (VanHorn) Harrington.

He lived in various places in Illinois during his younger years, including Maroa, Clinton, Chestnut and Decatur.

He moved to Sweet Home in 1981, then to Fort Rock from 2001 to 2014, before returning to Sweet Home.

Mr. Harrington was a member of the Sons of AMVETS Local Post 3437.

He was a mechanic and loved working on cars. He worked for Revere Copper and Brass and then the Champion Lumber mill in Lebanon. He was a Christian.

He loved fishing, hunting and spending time with family and friends.

Mr. Harrington is survived by his ex-wife, best friend and roommate Molinda Harrington of Sweet Home; children Carl Harrington, Harold Harrington, Tina Goss, Tabatha Harrington Shaw and Amy Harrington, all of Sweet Home, and Jamie Harrington of Lebanon; step-children Connie Jenkins of Enterprise, Donea Phipps of Bend, and Roland Phipps of Salem; 23 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Harrington in 2013; son Charles L. Harrington Jr. in 1972; father Harold L. Harrington in 1975; mother Effie M. Harrington in 1979; and sisters Florence Prackle in 2003 and Evelyn Harrington in 1983.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements. 


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