Charles Scharrer


Charles “Richard” Scharrer, 70, passed away on Feb. 16, 2015, at his residence in Franklin.

He was born on Aug. 21, 1944, in Evansville, to Charles and Margaret (Hacker) Scharrer.

He was preceded in death by his twin, Cinda Lou;  parents Charles and Margaret; and wife, Joyce.

His close friend Carroll White-Wilson also preceded him in death.

After leaving Western Kentucky University, he came to Indiana in 1973 to develop the Indianapolis Long John Silvers as a franchisee. He later owned and operated the Lock, Stock and Barrel sporting goods shop in Franklin.

He also owned and operated Massage Therapy of Johnson County Inc. and was a manger for Harry Levinson’s Clothing store.

He was once a member of Thunder Creek Long Rifles of Brown County, a member of the Elks Lodge BPOE 1818 of Franklin and served as the chairman for the Franklin Beautification Committee. He had also served as treasurer for the Humane Society of Johnson County.

He and his wife Joyce were admirers and collectors of antiques from their courtship through the numerous tours their homes were featured on. Their home on East King street was once featured in the Daily Journal as “Country in the City.”

There will be no service. Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home in Franklin is handling arrangements.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in his wife Joyce’s memory.

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