Fly fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and
laced with conflicting aesthetic considerations. It’s not even clear if catching fish is actually the
point. But to Dr. Charles Thomas “Chuck” Moxley, fly fishing was his peace. On September 21,
2021, Chuck took his seat on the bank of a trout stream in heaven, fly rod in hand.
Chuck was born on August 19, 1960, in Portland, Oregon. He moved to Youngstown, Ohio, in
November 1962 where he and the family stayed until they moved to Rootstown (1968), and
eventually landed in Barnesville, Ohio (1970). He graduated from Barnesville High School in
1978 where he was a student athlete on the wrestling and football teams. He continued his
education at The Ohio State University (1978-1983), where he graduated with a degree in
Agriculture Education. Competing in wrestling for the Buckeyes, Chuck was a 3-year letter
winner, scholar athlete, and recipient of the Corwin A. Fergus Memorial Scholarship awarded to
a Big Ten Scholar Athlete to pursue professional school. Chuck furthered his education, earning
an advanced degree from The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine (1983-1987).
Columbus was also the place he met the love of his life, Cheri Lynn (Arvanitis) Moxley, in the
Spring of their sophomore year where he would wow her by performing card tricks in the dorms
and writing notes on napkins in the commons. Chuck adored Cheri from the moment they met
and that love lasted the remainder of his life. They were married August 18, 1984, in Warren,
Ohio. They have two children, Tyler Christian Moxley and Jordan Taylor Smith (Kevin) whom he
loved dearly. Chuck was a family man who took great pride in his children’s accomplishments,
attending every important event and sharing in and celebrating all of life’s moments, big and
small. Providing love and a future for his wife and beloved children was his everyday focus.
Chuck leaves behind two brothers: Donald Paul Moxley (Laura, daughter Jaclen), Timothy
James Moxley (Maureen, daughter Madeline, sons Jacob and Benjamin). Two brothers-in-law
Gregory Alan Arvanitis (Jeanie, sons Evan and Ryan) and Douglas Harry Arvanitis (Catherine,
sons Nikko and Carter). He was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, Janyce and
Wendell Moxley and Alma and Harry Arvanitis.
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Chuck had a 30-year career at Town and Country Veterinary
Hospital and Parkman Road Clinic in Warren, Ohio. The hospital was a passion project of
Chuck’s with a goal of having it ranked as one of the top 10 vet clinics in the United States. A
goal, like most of his, he achieved with his wonderful staff/family in 2008 when the clinic was
featured in Veterinary Economics Magazine. Chuck leaves his practice in good hands, with
much love and respect for his colleagues and clients.
Chuck was a valued and respected member of the community and served countless people
through his work on the board of Believers Christian Church and Maplewood School Board. A
mentor and coach, Chuck delighted in seeing people realize their full potential- on the track, in the classroom, or on the gun range. In his free time, you’d find him fly fishing, tying his own flies
(for which he is renowned worldwide), and cheering on the Buckeyes.
The family is thankful to Dr. Larry Woods and the staff at Trumbull Memorial Hospital for their
exceptional care. We’d also like to thank the caring staff at Mangiarelli Rehabilitation who
ensured Chuck’s last days were like he always knew working toward a goal and training.
To honor and celebrate Chuck is to remember that he was all of the things in the quote above, a
scientist and an artist, a coach and a student, an integrator, and a problem solver. The
stereotypical fisherman stories don’t apply to the life he lived. He was larger than life-and he
always had a story to match. We miss those tales already. We love you Chuck, rest easy on the
In memory of Chuck, the Dr. Charles T. Moxley Memorial Scholarship Fund has been founded,
which will provide assistance to a local student wishing to attend veterinary school. Donations
can be made out to Charles T. Moxley Memorial Scholarship Fund and sent to PO Box 773
Cortland, OH 44410.
Please join us for a celebration of life for Chuck. We will gather together on Saturday, October
23, 2021 at Believer Christian Fellowship Church in Warren, OH at 11:00 am.
Caring and professional services were entrusted to the Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Rd. NE, Warren, Ohio 44483.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook, and send condolences to the family.
Charles T. Moxley Memorial Scholarship Fund
PO Box 773, Cortland OH 44410